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Average Design Engineer with Product Development Skills Salary

$69,949
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,028
Bonus
$25,000
Commission
$2,948
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The average salary for a Design Engineer with Product Development skills is $69,949.
10%
$54k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$97k
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$52k - $99k
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What Do Design Engineers Do?

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, Caterpillar, Inc. and RFA Minnesota Engineering. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $91,481. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Motors Corporation and Caterpillar, Inc., earning around $77,976 and $75,147, respectively. RFA Minnesota Engineering pays the lowest at around $61,446. AFL Telecommunications LLC and Stryker Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,000 and $68,870, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Design Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineers?

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 $61,260 based on 133 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,139 based on 868 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,314 based on 548 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,346 based on 233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,983.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,900 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
28.8%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
6.2%