Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $80K, which grows only modestly to $100K after five to 10 years. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job—experienced workers bring in an estimated $107K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Design Engineering Managers and pay is expected at $122K. Design Engineering Managers with 10 to 20 years in the field are most commonly found while those with more than 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with one to 10 years of experience.