Product Design Engineer Salary (United States)

A Product Design Engineer earns an average salary of $63,712 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Product Development and NX Unigraphics.
Product Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,978 - $86,593
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MEDIAN: $63,712
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Product Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $41.88
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,978 - $86,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,606  
Profit Sharing
$756 - $9,826  
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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$47,412 - $90,014  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $41.88  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $56.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$756 - $9,826  
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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$47,412 - $90,014  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 682
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Job Description for Product Design Engineer

Product design engineers are responsible for all aspects of the creation and development of new products, as well as the maintenance and updating of current product lines. Using client requirements and established industry practices, they design and develop new products. This process involves several stages. First, ideas are generated and a prototype is created. Then feedback is generated from other engineers and the client, and further development occurs. Once an acceptable final design of the product is developed, product design engineers are responsible for creating all necessary documentation related to the use of and specifications for the product; this documentation is extremely important for proper use and safety concerns. In addition to creating new products, they also maintain current product lines by suggesting and implementing improvements to designs and manufacturing processes. In all of their design capacities, product design engineers are responsible for meeting established safety regulations of their company, industry, and government.
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Product Design Engineer Tasks
  • Coordinate with teams in various aspects of design, production and marketing of products.
  • Prepare conceptual sketches or diagrams by hand or with the aid of a computer.
  • Develop a new product design or alter an existing one.
  • Evaluate results, making changes in processes, design or equipment where necessary.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$64,000
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Product Design Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Product Design Engineer?
Product Design Engineer in Elkhorn:
"It's A Job."
Pros: I get to design and play with amazing software. I have direct and critical commentary on what we can run, how we're going to manufacture the part and finally how to inspect the part. My boss is amazing with providing immediate direct feedback regarding jobs I'm working on.
Cons: Communication and accountability as a whole (both for good things and bad) is absolutely horrible. There's a large "it's your problem, I don't care" attitude taking hold and it's affecting everyone's performance and stress levels (detrimentally). As a result, work loads have been dramatically uneven and unbalanced. I typically am responsible for working on the jobs my boss doesn't want to (be it as a result of grunt-work, complexity or just the customer).

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Experience Affects Product Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Product Design Engineer Salaries

NX Unigraphics
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ANSYS
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Matlab
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Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Excel
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AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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