Average Staff Design Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for a Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, California is $134,496.
MEDIAN $134,496
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$102k - $161k
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$1k - $10k
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$108k - $175k

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Job Description for Staff Design Engineer

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Staff Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Staff Design Engineer
Civil Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Staff Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Verilog and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE).

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Design Engineer

A mid-career Staff Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $138,991 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Staff Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,912 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Staff Design Engineer in their job title in Santa Clara, California earn an average of 5.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (32.7% less) and Austin, Texas (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Mid Career