Average Design Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$72,040
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,965
Bonus
$1,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Design Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $72,040.
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$51k
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MEDIAN $72,040
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Salary
$51k - $104k
Bonus
$0 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$503 - $15k
Total Pay
$46k - $108k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Design Engineer
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

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

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 $64,571 based on 37 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,600 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,157 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,791 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,250.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 38.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.8% more) and Houston, Texas (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (7.5% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 165 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.4%
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
7.3%