Design Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Design Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Total cash compensation to Design Engineering Managers ranges from $72K on the lower end to $154K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Work is enjoyable for Design Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$71,368 - $145,390
$71K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $104,570
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$21.64 - $77.76
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MEDIAN: $36.60
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$0$154K
Salary $71,368 - $145,390
Bonus $976 - $20,154
Profit Sharing $625 - $18,000
Commission $6,250
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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$71,878 - $154,400
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,196
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $21.64 - $77.76
Overtime $29.80 - $73.40
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $976 - $20,154
Commission $6,250
Profit Sharing $625 - $18,000
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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$71,878 - $154,400
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Design Engineering Manager

Design engineering managers are employed in a number of fields, including architecture, manufacturing, and research/development, to lead a team of engineers and ensure that projects are completed on-budget and in a timely manner. The size of the team may range from just one or two people to twenty or more.

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Design Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Plan, direct, or coordinate engineering activities and engineering teams.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

Common Career Paths for Design Engineering Manager


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Design Engineering Managers who transition into a VP of Engineering role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $157K per year. Becoming a Director of Engineering is, more often than not, the most common role that Design Engineering Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $142K. Another frequent advance is for Design Engineering Managers to assume a Manufacturing Engineering Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $96K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineering Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Design Engineering Managers include General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, AT&T Inc., Intel Corporation, and The Boeing Company. Northrop Grumman Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $173K.

Popular Skills for Design Engineering Manager


Survey results imply that Design Engineering Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Product Development, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing AutoDesk as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Autodesk Software and SolidWorks also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Design Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Design Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 505 salaries. A Design Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 347 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,355

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

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Design Engineering Managers, 23 percent above the national average. Design Engineering Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), Detroit (+17 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Chattanooga Design Engineering Managers have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Austin and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Design Engineering Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Engineering Manager?

Design Engineering Manager in Palo Alto:
Pros: Helping the medical field.
Cons: Upper Management.

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Key Stats for Design Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Design Engineering Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$109,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Design Engineering Manager Salaries


Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$109,000





▼8%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼12%



▼19%


▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%
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