$71,759
Avg. Salary
$30.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,052

Bonus

$1,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $30.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $71,759 per year.

10%
$19.57
10%
$30.68
50%
$42.20
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30.68
10%
$56k
10%
$72k
50%
$89k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $71,759
$55,702 - $89,087
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$89K
MEDIAN: $71,759
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$0$93K
Salary $55,702 - $89,087
Bonus $960 - $9,851
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$55,184 - $93,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $19.57 - $42.20
Overtime $20.61 - $59.30
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $960 - $9,851
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$55,184 - $93,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Design Engineer Job Listings

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 $64,000 based on 45 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 $76,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 10 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 $90,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$73,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries


Autodesk Software
▲3%

National Average
$73,000


Autodesk Inventor
▼7%

Pro/Engineer
▼9%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼10%


Product Development
▼12%




Microsoft Word
▼16%

AutoDesk
▼17%

▼19%

▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%