$66,079
Avg. Salary
$25.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,549

Profit Sharing

$2,081

Commission

$5,491

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $25.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $66,079 per year.

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MEDIAN $25
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MEDIAN $66,079
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$0$97K
Salary $49,986 - $93,184
Bonus $290 - $9,069
Profit Sharing $253 - $10,030
Commission $102 - $97,871
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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$47,485 - $95,424
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,196
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.94 - $39.07
Hourly Tips $3.70
Overtime $23.67 - $51.29
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $290 - $9,069
Commission $102 - $97,871
Profit Sharing $253 - $10,030
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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$47,485 - $95,424
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,676

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.

Design Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$142K

$86,914

$100,907

$78,124

$76,783

$80,423

$72,706

$75,837

Stryker Corp.
19 profiles
$65,882

AT&T Inc.
18 profiles
$78,086

$73,697

Common Career Paths for Design Engineer


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Design Engineer Job Listings

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 $62,000 based on 3,126 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 $72,000 based on 1,218 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 714 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 $84,000 based on 337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,992

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

Design Engineer Advice

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

Design Engineer in Asheville:
"Learn from everybody."
Learn as much as you can from people who have been working in the field for a while. Not just other engineers or executives, but technicians, secretaries, maintenance techs, laboratory assistants, customers. Everybody who will talk to you.

Design Engineer in Wilmington:
"Challenging work with a good work/life balance."
Pros: Paid training (e.g: ASME BPV codes, transient analysis, lean six sigma) Great work/life balance: they're understanding of coming in later, no need to "punch the clock" at 8 am everyday. Open to constant improvement; no need to hide your problems; it's encouraged to raise the issues. Good pay.
Cons: Communication could be better between some groups. It's a large company so it's easy to get confused on some projects. Work computers could be better, a bit slow and frustrating at points.

Design Engineer in Wilmington:
"Challenging work with a good work/life balance."
Pros: Interesting and challenging work. Interaction with many other people from different parts of GE. No need to "punch the clock" at 8am everyday. Nice work/life balance. Good pay and the ability to move up the ladder. Career development initiatives and the management is concerned that you're pursuing your interests.
Cons: The communication between groups needs to be improved. It's easy to get lost and confused when working on a large project.

Design Engineer in Milwaukee:
Pros: Lots of areas being able to focus in and implement major projects. Being able to work directly with customers and outside resources. Never a boring day on the shop floor.
Cons: Very hard to hard with some older workers partically if in the union.

Design Engineer in Oak Creek:
"The PCB Manufacturing Is A Very Unstable Industry."
Highly stressful environment due to unstable sales and production levels. Do not recommend working for a company that is owned by it's own Management or privately held. Highly recommend researching company history for salaried employees and hiring/layoff trends.

Design Engineer in Saint Marys:
"The Work Environment Is Dynamic And Satisfying."
Pros: I get to work on interesting projects with state of the art technology. I get to explore the industry for products to help improve the manufacturing process. I get to build and test my own ideas against real conditions.
Cons: Very little mentor-ship/guidance. Not competitive enough.

Design Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Great career with tons of potential."
Pros: Great opportunities. Challenging. Rewarding. Great hours. Future potential. 1st shift hours. Paid vacation and holidays.
Cons: Overtime. Underpaid for what you bring to the company and the work you do for the company.

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Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1678 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

▲27%

▲18%

▲9%

National Average
$66,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1678 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%