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Design Engineer Salary

How much does a Design Engineer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Design Engineer

$104,945 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$3,600 (USD)/yr

$103,556 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$3,600 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Designs, develops, or modifies products, applying engineering principles. Determines feasibility of designs considering costs, time limitations, planning, and other technical and economic factors. Conducts engineering studies on design for products, associated and subsystems components, and structures. Analyzes engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to design. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles. Excludes paraprofessional positions.
The average design engineer salary in United States is $104,945 or an equivalent hourly rate of $50. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $3,600. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$73,559 (USD)

$130,250 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$121,660 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Design Engineer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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