Entry-Level Design Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Design Engineer is $61,585 per year.

$48,018 - $80,459
$48K
$62K
$80K
MEDIAN: $61,805
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$14.99 - $33.93
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$24
$34
MEDIAN: $23.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,018 - $80,459  
   
Bonus
$144.53 - $6,614  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $8,131  
Commission
$1,550  
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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$44,442 - $81,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,775
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $33.93  
   
Overtime
$22.78 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$144.53 - $6,614  
   
Commission
$1,550  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $8,131  
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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$44,442 - $81,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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National Average: $61,726

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Design Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Design Engineer in Oconomowoc:
"What am I getting into."
There are many companies with many incentives. Try and find out all things that are included in your job. Who do you report to? What is expected of you? What is outside of your primary function. Knowledge is truly power.

Design Engineer in Long Beach:
"No one knows what I do."
I'm a design engineer now with a strong graphic design background. Most software engineers have little to no skill or knowledge with layout and design. My engineering skills are average or maybe below, by my strengths lend themselves nicely to the software development industry. As part of the team, I'm able to implement complex designs which allows the company to release complete products without needing to hire outside consulting to implement designs. It still seems like there is a lack of awareness of this need in the software world. CSS is seen as a bit of a mystery that few engineers see the value in learning.

Design Engineer in Denver:
"How I contribute to the big picture."
Ask questions. Don't hesitate to reach out when things don't make sense.

Design Engineer in Tulsa:
"New Engineers."
Work with the people in the shop, as well as in the office. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. Everything is in the details for triple check your work, and make sure everything is there that is needed.

Design Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Be Nosy."
Learn everything you can about every part of the business and be pushy in getting to learn as mush as possible in each job. You build a skill set, create a bigger network of colleagues, and become a better rounded employee.

Design Engineer in Asheville:
"Learn from everybody."
Learn as much as you can from people who have been working in the field for a while. Not just other engineers or executives, but technicians, secretaries, maintenance techs, laboratory assistants, customers. Everybody who will talk to you.

Design Engineer in Oak Creek:
"The PCB Manufacturing Is A Very Unstable Industry."
Highly stressful environment due to unstable sales and production levels. Do not recommend working for a company that is owned by it's own Management or privately held. Highly recommend researching company history for salaried employees and hiring/layoff trends.

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 487 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

▲9%




▲3%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$62,000




Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

▼5%



▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 487 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%
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