$79,337
Avg. Salary
$30.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,995

Bonus

$3,039

Profit Sharing

$5,238

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $30.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $79,337 per year.

10%
$20.18
10%
$30.47
50%
$49.47
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30.47
10%
$57k
10%
$79k
50%
$117k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $79,337
$57,056 - $116,968
$57K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,337
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50%
90%

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$20.18 - $49.47
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$0$120K
Salary $57,056 - $116,968
Bonus $402 - $14,270
Profit Sharing $488 - $15,317
Commission $5,238
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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$54,325 - $120,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,197
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $20.18 - $49.47
Overtime $30.36 - $61.99
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $402 - $14,270
Commission $5,238
Profit Sharing $488 - $15,317
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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$54,325 - $120,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 223

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineer


Design Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

14%

13%

9%

-18%

National Average: $79,688

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Experienced Design Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Experienced Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+33 percent), Huntsville (+29 percent), Dearborn (+23 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (18 percent less) and Columbus (13 percent less).

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
▲1%

National Average
$80,000


Product Development
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%



Microsoft Word
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Pro/Engineer
▼8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

▼9%

Autodesk Inventor
▼10%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼11%

autodesk autocad
▼12%

AutoDesk
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%