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Design Engineer salary in United States

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

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Cash bonus
$2,500per year
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The average salary for a design engineer is $78,254 per year in the United States and $2,500 cash bonus per year.2.1k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.

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Top companies for Design Engineers in United States

  1. AMD
    550 reviews61 salaries reported
    $166,041per year
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Highest paying cities for Design Engineers in United States

  1. San Jose, CA
    $90,804 per year
    23 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $85,819 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $81,495 per year
    16 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $80,863 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $79,923 per year
    47 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $79,814 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Everett, WA
    $79,557 per year
    34 salaries reported
  2. Milwaukee, WI
    $78,318 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $77,504 per year
    8 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Design Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 605 ratings

57% of Design Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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