£28,839
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£979

Profit Sharing

£570

Commission

£9,759

A Design Engineer earns an average salary of £28,716 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in CATIA is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

£20,390 - £40,176
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£29K
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MEDIAN: £28,839
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£7.43 - £36.17
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MEDIAN: £14.74
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£0£42K
Salary £20,390 - £40,176
Bonus £0.00 - £3,045
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,009
Commission £9,759
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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£20,283 - £42,073
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,136
Hourly Data £0£36
Hourly Rate £7.43 - £36.17
Overtime £10.05 - £25.42
Annual Data £0£42K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,045
Commission £9,759
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,009
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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£20,283 - £42,073
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

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.

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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 ₤27,000 based on 715 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 ₤33,000 based on 333 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤38,000 based on 144 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 ₤35,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,191

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

Design Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Engineer?

Design Engineer in Nottingham:
"Enjoyable, technical."
Pros: Computer aided design, bringing products to life, designing for need.
Cons: The pay, distance traveled, no like-minded people.

Design Engineer in Hemel Hempstead:
Pros: Team, challange, training, development, flexibilty, condusive ork environment, and car.
Cons: Salary, and high turnover culture.

Design Engineer in Ipswich:
"It's ok."
Pros: Freedom to be creative on new projects.
Cons: Lack of freedom to design on new project due to fluid design specs.

Design Engineer in Crewe:
"Stressful."
Pros: I like the varying task that I complete on daily bases and how no two days are the same.
Cons: I dislike the lack of communication between sales and production and the feeling like im always trying to fight my corner even though im trained and capable of deciding what needs to be done. I also hate being told to try things that have been tried in the past at other companies even though most of it is rubbish (not just me who thinks so)

Design Engineer in London:
"Interesting And Challenging."
Pros: New projects every time. Every day is different. Good ambient of work and nice environment.
Cons:

Design Engineer in Loughborough:
"Design Engineer"
Pros: Good experience Friendly environment Interesting Feel like I am an important part of the team
Cons: Slow development opportunities

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Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
₤29,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 65%