Average Design Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

$64,090
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,250
Bonus
$1,800
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Design Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $64,090.
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$52k
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$98k
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MEDIAN $64,090
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Salary
$52k - $98k
Bonus
$489 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $6k
Total Pay
$50k - $93k

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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

Career Paths

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Design Engineer
Project Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

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

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 $58,220 based on 21 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,309 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,590 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,640 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,177.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 55.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.9% more) and Houston, Texas (18.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 124 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.9%
Early Career
46.0%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
5.6%