Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Design Engineer is $60,850
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineers?
An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,496 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 13 salaries.
What Do Design Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.