Average Design Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Skills Salary at Caterpillar, Inc.

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The average salary for a Design Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills at Caterpillar, Inc. is $77,372.
MEDIAN $77,372
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Job Description for Design Engineer

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 National Oilwell Varco, Powerex Corp and Stanley Electric Co.. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $81,951. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stanley Electric Co., earning around $68,000. Powerex Corp pays the lowest at around $63,000. National Oilwell Varco also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,250.

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Pro/Engineer, Product Development and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD).