The average salary for a Design Engineer with SolidWorks skills is $63,585.
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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 rese…Read more
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
The top respondents for the job title Design Engineer are from the companies Berry Plastics Corporation, Eaton Corporation and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $75,794. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Terex Corporation and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $70,800 and $69,956, respectively. Berry Plastics Corporation pays the lowest at around $54,434. Arnold Magnetic Technologies and Regal-Beloit Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $54,763 and $58,100, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Design Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Engineering Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Microsoft Office and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD.
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 $56,806 based on 511 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,289 based on 1,297 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,862 based on 621 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,805 based on 286 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,444.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (0.5% less).
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