A Product Design Engineer earns an average salary of $62,590 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Product Development is associated with high pay for this job.
Product Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,874 - $84,747
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MEDIAN: $62,590
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Product Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.93 - $39.28
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,874 - $84,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,072  
Profit Sharing
$753 - $9,839  
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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$47,141 - $87,743  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $39.28  
   
Overtime
$23.08 - $57.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,072  
   
Profit Sharing
$753 - $9,839  
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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$47,141 - $87,743  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
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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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Experience Affects Product Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Product Design Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Excel
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AutoCAD
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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