Average Design Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$76,226
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,928
Bonus
$2,450
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Design Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $76,226.
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$59k
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$108k
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MEDIAN $76,226
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Salary
$59k - $108k
Bonus
$233 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $40k
Total Pay
$52k - $112k

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Job Description for Design Engineer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineer

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Design Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, SolidWorks and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

An entry-level Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,752 based on 36 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,569 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,592 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,924 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,064.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (12.6% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (11.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 201 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.9%
Early Career
41.3%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
4.0%