Entry-Level Design Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Design Engineer is $60,118 per year. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,227 - $77,628
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$78K
MEDIAN: $60,118
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$14.98 - $32.91
(Median)
$15
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,227 - $77,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $5,837  
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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$42,464 - $78,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $32.91  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $44.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $5,837  
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).
)
$42,464 - $78,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Design Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 11%

up arrow 6%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

up arrow 8%

AutoDesk
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 666 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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