Design Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Design Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Incomes of Design Engineering Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $20K cause paychecks to spread between $72K on the low end and $154K on the high end. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$71,646 - $145,317
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $105,328
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50%
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$22.94 - $77.76
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$37
$78
MEDIAN: $37.34
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$0$153K
Salary $71,646 - $145,317
Bonus $979 - $20,031
Profit Sharing $998 - $19,241
Commission $5,000
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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$71,857 - $153,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,080
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $22.94 - $77.76
Overtime $24.47 - $64.30
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $979 - $20,031
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $998 - $19,241
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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$71,857 - $153,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Design Engineering Manager

Design engineering managers are employed in a number of fields, including architecture, manufacturing, and research/development, to lead a team of engineers and ensure that projects are completed on-budget and in a timely manner. The size of the team may range from just one or two people to twenty or more.

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Design Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Plan, direct, or coordinate engineering activities and engineering teams.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

Common Career Paths for Design Engineering Manager


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As Design Engineering Managers transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Engineering, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Engineering earn $157K on average per year. With an annual salary of $142K, Director of Engineering is the most common role for Design Engineering Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Engineering Manager role — which usually pays $96K — is also typical for Design Engineering Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineering Manager


General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, AT&T Inc., Intel Corporation, and The Boeing Company are top-notch employers for Design Engineering Managers in this area. Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $173K.

Popular Skills for Design Engineering Manager


Design Engineering Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Product Development, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing AutoDesk as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Autodesk Software and SolidWorks also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Design Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Design Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 505 salaries. A Design Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 347 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,759

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Design Engineering Managers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Design Engineering Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), Detroit (+17 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Chattanooga Design Engineering Managers have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Austin and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Design Engineering Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Engineering Manager?

Design Engineering Manager in Palo Alto:
Pros: Helping the medical field.
Cons: Upper Management.

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Key Stats for Design Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Design Engineering Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$110,000

▼11%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Design Engineering Manager Salaries


National Average
$110,000

Product Development
▼1%





▼9%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼12%



▼19%


▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%
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