$99,213
Avg. Salary
$75.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,777

Bonus

$10,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Design Engineer in San Jose, California is $75.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Design Engineer in San Jose, California is $99,213 per year.

10%
$43.63
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$75.00
50%
$93.56
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90%
MEDIAN $75.00
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$69k
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50%
$139k
90%
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MEDIAN $99,213
$68,821 - $139,368
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MEDIAN: $99,213
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$0$169K
Salary $68,821 - $139,368
Bonus $2,576 - $33,935
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$69,642 - $169,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$93
Hourly Rate $75.00
Overtime $64.85
Annual Data $0$169K
Bonus $2,576 - $33,935
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$69,642 - $169,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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 San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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 $97,000 based on 28 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 $107,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 8 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 $166,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$104,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$104,000


Matlab
▼6%

Product Development
▼6%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼10%

autodesk autocad
▼19%

Pro/Engineer
▼28%

SolidWorks
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%