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Entry-Level Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Design Engineer is $59,211 per year. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Design Engineer Salary (?
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$44,372 - $77,467
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,211
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Entry-Level Design Engineer Salary (?
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$14.53 - $33.39
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,372 - $77,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,254  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,903  
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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$41,822 - $78,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $33.39  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $45.56  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,254  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,903  
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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$41,822 - $78,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 383
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Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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San Diego
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St. Louis
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New York
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$59,000
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Columbus
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Denver
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Design Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 13%
CATIA
up arrow 7%
Product Development
up arrow 5%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$59,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%