Average Entry-Level Design Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

$59,225
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,375
Bonus
$4,250
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for an Entry-Level Design Engineer with Project Management skills is $59,225.
10%
$49k
10%
$59k
50%
$75k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $59,225
Is Design Engineer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$49k - $75k
Bonus
$509 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$46k - $75k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

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 popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Design Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Design Engineer Job Listings

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 Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,307 based on 474 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,704 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,018 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,417.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 980 survey responses.
Early Career
48.4%
Mid Career
28.0%
Experienced
15.4%
Late Career
8.3%