$69,051
Avg. Salary
$24.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,036

Bonus

$3,489

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Product Design Engineer is $24.25 per hour.

The median Product Design Engineer has a base pay of $69,051. Salaries generally range from $54k to $110k. The median bonus is $4,036. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, Product Development, Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Pro/Engineer, autodesk autocad, NX Unigraphics, ANSYS, Manufacturing Process Engineering.
$15.96
10%
$24.25
50%
$49.91
90%
MEDIAN $24.25
$54k
10%
$69k
50%
$110k
90%
MEDIAN $69,051
$53,644 - $109,869
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$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,051
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$15.96 - $49.91
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$0$114K
Salary $53,644 - $109,869
Bonus $1,009 - $10,319
Profit Sharing $805 - $11,234
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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$53,066 - $114,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 628
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $15.96 - $49.91
Overtime $24.31 - $75.00
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $1,009 - $10,319
Profit Sharing $805 - $11,234
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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$53,066 - $114,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Product Design Engineer

Product design engineers are responsible for all aspects of the creation and development of new products, as well as the maintenance and updating of current product lines. Using client requirements and established industry practices, they design and develop new products. This process involves several stages. First, ideas are generated and a prototype is created. Then feedback is generated from other engineers and the client, and further development occurs. Once an acceptable final design of the product is developed, product design engineers are responsible for creating all necessary documentation related to the use of and specifications for the product; this documentation is extremely important for proper use and safety concerns. In addition to creating new products, they also maintain current product lines by suggesting and implementing improvements to designs and manufacturing processes. In all of their design capacities, product design engineers are responsible for meeting established safety regulations of their company, industry, and government.

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Product Design Engineer Tasks
  • Develop a new product design or alter an existing one.
  • Evaluate results, making changes in processes, design or equipment where necessary.
  • Coordinate with teams in various aspects of design, production and marketing of products.
  • Prepare conceptual sketches or diagrams by hand or with the aid of a computer.

Product Design Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$147K

$116,198

$93,829

Common Career Paths for Product Design Engineer


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Product Design Engineers who go on to become Senior Mechanical Design Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Mechanical Design Engineers is $87K annually.

Product Design Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Product Design Engineer


Product Design Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Project Management, NX Unigraphics, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Product Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Product Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Product Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Product Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 37 salaries. A Product Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

70%

20%

18%

National Average: $70,714

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

Product Design Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Product Design Engineer?

Product Design Engineer in Jamestown:
"Just a small town."
Pros: The lake
Cons: The area not much around. Not much networking aside from the people you work with

Product Design Engineer in Columbus:
"Columbus is just the right size."
Pros: Columbus is the biggest small town you will ever live/work in. Just big enough to have all the amenities of big city but small enough to get anywhere in the city/surrounding communities in 15 to 20 min in light traffic because of layout of interstates and highways. If you are a foodie, Columbus is a melting pot of worldwide cultures and America's test kitchen.
Cons: Music scene could be better but it isn't bad.

Product Design Engineer in Pittsburg:
"Egotistical manager."
Pros: The actual work I do.
Cons: The environment I have to work in.

Product Design Engineer in Houston:
"No."
It is a fun job with new adventures each day.

Product Design Engineer in Elkhorn:
"It's A Job."
Pros: I get to design and play with amazing software. I have direct and critical commentary on what we can run, how we're going to manufacture the part and finally how to inspect the part. My boss is amazing with providing immediate direct feedback regarding jobs I'm working on.
Cons: Communication and accountability as a whole (both for good things and bad) is absolutely horrible. There's a large "it's your problem, I don't care" attitude taking hold and it's affecting everyone's performance and stress levels (detrimentally). As a result, work loads have been dramatically uneven and unbalanced.

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Key Stats for Product Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Product Design Engineer Salaries

▲33%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Product Design Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲6%


National Average
$71,000





autodesk autocad
▼4%

ANSYS
▼6%



▼8%



▼11%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%