Experienced Design Engineers pull down an average of $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Design Engineers approaches anywhere from $52K on the lower end to $115K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Experienced Design Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,189 - $111,354
$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,219
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90%

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$21.26 - $48.99
$21
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30.31
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,189 - $111,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,057  
Profit Sharing
$485.81 - $15,313  
Total Pay (?
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$52,258 - $114,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 637
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.26 - $48.99  
   
Overtime
$30.34 - $62.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$485.81 - $15,313  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,258 - $114,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,689

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Design Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Experienced Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+36 percent), Huntsville (+31 percent), Dearborn (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+20 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Experienced Design Engineers is geography, with workers in Louisville earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Cincinnati and 12 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
085
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 5%


Product Development
0%

National Average
$78,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 7%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

AutoDesk
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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