AU$72,471
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

AU$2,035

Profit Sharing

AU$2,000

A Design Engineer earns an average salary of AU$72,620 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$54,286 - AU$97,843
AU$54K
AU$72K
AU$98K
MEDIAN: AU$72,471
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50%
90%
AU$22.78 - AU$51.28
AU$23
AU$31
AU$51
MEDIAN: AU$31.04
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$54,286 - AU$97,843
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,658
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$51,970 - AU$99,594
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 488
Hourly Data AU$0AU$79
Hourly Rate AU$22.78 - AU$51.28
Overtime AU$28.33 - AU$79.51
Annual Data AU$0AU$99K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,658
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$51,970 - AU$99,594
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

Job Description for Design Engineer

Design engineers are in charge of creating blueprints and schematics for systems, machines, and equipment. They usually work with a team that includes several members, including mechanical engineers. They follow plans and models to create equipment, products, or models; in some cases, engineers will be given direct orders and will be asked to construct prototypes to test in certain situations.These engineers can be employed by government organizations and industries. They may also work with research and development companies, construction firms, and product manufacturing plants.

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Design Engineer Tasks

  • Design components using computer-based tools or by hand and create specification documents for each product.
  • Create prototypes, tests, and make recommendations to improve production efficiency.
  • Conduct analysis of designs using internal tools and ensure each design follows the required specifications.

Common Career Paths for Design Engineer


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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 324 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$79,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$93,000 based on 93 salaries. A Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$98,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$72,154

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

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Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲29%

▲10%

National Average
AU$72,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries


▲5%


▲4%


Engineering Design
▲1%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%

National Average
AU$72,000



▼7%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%