Average Design Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Design Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is $66,496.
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$54k - $87k
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$517 - $10k
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$54k - $91k

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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 Caterpillar, Inc., General Electric Co (GE) and National Oilwell Varco. 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 Caterpillar, Inc., earning around $77,372. 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 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 $60,157 based on 133 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,213 based on 371 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,947 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,105 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,784.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 26.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (20.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (4.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.5% less).

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