Design Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 4,503 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Design Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Design Engineer is $66,000 per year. This is based on data from 4,503 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Design Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Design Engineer salary can vary between $27,000 to $144,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Design Engineer salary by location

Design Engineer salary by company

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Salary range**
Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
20 income tax records
$193K – $614K
Boeing, King County, WA
11 income tax records
$80K – $141K
General Motors, Oakland County, MI
22 income tax records
$70K – $127K
Cci Systems Incorporated, Dickinson County, MI
10 income tax records
$32K – $48K

Design Engineer demographics in United States

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59% are single
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41% are married
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26% have kids
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49% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Design Engineers in United States

4,503 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a design engineer in the United States is $66,000 per year. Design engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $27,000 to $144,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,503 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as design engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for design engineers in the United States: Apple ($410,000 a year), Boeing ($117,500 a year), and General Motors ($85,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for design engineers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($168,000 a year), Austin Metro Area, TX ($117,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($90,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.