Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Average Chicago Design Engineers make around $73K annually. For the most part, Design Engineers in Chicago enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$54,738 - $89,554
$55K
$73K
$90K
MEDIAN: $73,013
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50%
90%

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$15.10 - $44.70
$15
$28
$45
MEDIAN: $28.38
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$0$92K
Salary $54,738 - $89,554
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
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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$54,351 - $92,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $44.70
Overtime $34.38
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
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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$54,351 - $92,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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%

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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 $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
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$74,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries


Autodesk Software
▲2%

National Average
$74,000


Autodesk Inventor
▼8%

Pro/Engineer
▼10%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼11%


Product Development
▼13%



Microsoft Word
▼16%


AutoDesk
▼18%

▼20%

▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%
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