Average Design Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$66,797
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,474
Bonus
$6,750
Commission
$2,479
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Design Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $66,797.
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$51k
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$93k
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MEDIAN $66,797
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Salary
$51k - $93k
Bonus
$383 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$502 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$49k - $95k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Intel Corporation and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $104,681. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and General Motors Corporation, earning around $89,966 and $85,000, respectively. Siemens pays the lowest at around $66,091. Caterpillar, Inc. and AT&T Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $79,265 and $80,498, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

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

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 $59,621 based on 959 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,973 based on 2,598 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,849 based on 1,229 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,567 based on 651 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,881.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (14.3% more) and Houston, Texas (12.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,783 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.6%
Early Career
44.9%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
11.3%
Late Career
6.0%