Average Product Design Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Product Design Engineer is $69,518.
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$53k - $113k
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$900 - $25k
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$53k - $118k

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Job Description for Product Design Engineer

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.

Job Satisfaction for Product Design Engineer

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Product Design Engineer are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, Honeywell Aerospace and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $132,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Apple Computer, Inc and Ford Motor Company, earning around $119,105 and $92,643, respectively. Truck-Lite Co., Inc pays the lowest at around $54,000. Cummins, Inc. and Blount International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,192 and $66,819, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Product Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Product Development and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Engineer

An entry-level Product Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,115 based on 63 salaries. An early career Product Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,258 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career Product Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,821 based on 164 salaries. An experienced Product Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,656 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,765.
Employees with Product Design Engineer in their job title in Cupertino, California earn an average of 83.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sunnyvale, California (51.0% more) and San Francisco, California (36.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (0.2% less).

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