Design Engineer salary in California

Average salary
Based on 509 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Design Engineer is $78,000 per year. This is based on data from 509 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Design Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Design Engineer salary can vary between $26,500 to $315,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Design Engineer salary by company

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Salary range**
Apple, California
24 income tax records
$168K – $614K
Intel, California
21 income tax records
$122K – $233K
PG&E, California
12 income tax records
$62K – $145K

Design Engineer demographics in California

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63% are single
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37% are married
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23% have kids
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39% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Design Engineers in California

509 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a design engineer in California is $78,000 per year. Design engineer salaries in California can vary between $26,500 to $315,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 509 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as design engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for design engineers in California: Apple ($410,000 a year), Intel ($181,000 a year), and PG&E ($86,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for design engineers in California: Sunnyvale, CA ($181,000 a year), Santa Clara, CA ($159,500 a year), and San Jose, CA ($138,000 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.