$117,258
Avg. Salary
$33.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,887

Bonus

$7,861

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Staff Design Engineer is $33.66 per hour.

The median Staff Design Engineer has a base pay of $117,258. Salaries generally range from $69k to $150k. The median bonus is $9,887. Skills that can affect salary include AutoCAD, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Engineering Design, Verilog Vhdl, Project Management, verilog, Computer Aided Design (CAD).
$30.00
10%
$33.66
50%
$56.25
90%
MEDIAN $33.66
$69k
10%
$117k
50%
$150k
90%
MEDIAN $117,258
$69,043 - $150,456
$69K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,258
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50%
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$30.00 - $56.25
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MEDIAN: $33.66
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$0$165K
Salary $69,043 - $150,456
Bonus $1,510 - $19,680
Profit Sharing $510 - $21,500
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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$64,773 - $165,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $33.66
Overtime $66.67
Annual Data $0$165K
Bonus $1,510 - $19,680
Profit Sharing $510 - $21,500
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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$64,773 - $165,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Staff Design Engineer

A staff design engineer performs many essential functions in the engineering department. One of their primary tasks is being responsible for hardware and software developmental projects. A staff design engineer works in tandem with a technical staff that has experience in maximizing efficiency for product design and development. In addition, mentoring and training less experienced staff is an important function of staff design engineers.

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Staff Design Engineer Tasks
  • Coordinate with clients to determine procedures and desired products.
  • Conduct design analysis and review product specifications to ensure accuracy.
  • Make recommendations for product or component designs and solutions.

Staff Design Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$150K

$127,451

$99,820

Common Career Paths for Staff Design Engineer


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Staff Design Engineers who advance into positions like Project Engineer may end up with significantly less money. Reported pay for Project Engineers is $67K on average. Many Staff Design Engineers advance into roles as Civil Engineers or Structural Engineers, but the median salaries are $63K lower and $60K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Staff Design Engineer


Survey results suggest that Staff Design Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in verilog, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Computer Aided Design, and Verilog Vhdl are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing AutoCAD as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Engineering Design also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Engineering Design, Semiconductor indicates knowledge of Engineering Design and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Staff Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff 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 $114,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Staff Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 21 salaries. A Staff 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 $110,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

10%

National Average: $121,425

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

With a pay rate for Staff Design Engineers that is 14 percent greater than the national average, Santa Clara offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Staff Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Milpitas (+11 percent) and San Jose (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

Staff Design Engineer Reviews

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

Staff Design Engineer in Baton Rouge:
"Good for Now."
Pros: I like the people a lot. I like that the job is largely project based.
Cons: I do not feel like I am using my degree nor my education in any meaningful way.

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Key Stats for Staff Design Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Staff Design Engineer Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$121,000

▼6%

Late-Career
▼10%

▼49%

Skills That Affect Staff Design Engineer Salaries

▲13%


National Average
$121,000



Verilog Vhdl
▼13%

Project Management
▼26%

AutoCAD
▼52%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 3%