Product Design Engineer Salary

A Product Design Engineer earns an average salary of $64,952 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$49,148 - $88,656
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,951
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$14.90 - $37.83
(Median)
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$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,148 - $88,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,911  
Profit Sharing
$767 - $9,123  
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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$48,754 - $92,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $37.83  
   
Overtime
$24.23 - $58.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,911  
   
Profit Sharing
$767 - $9,123  
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).
)
$48,754 - $92,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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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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.

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Experience Affects Product Design Engineer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Product Design Engineer Salaries



Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 3%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Pro/Engineer
0%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


AutoCAD
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%