Salary for
Design Engineer I in the United States

How much does a Design Engineer I earn in the United States? The average Design Engineer I salary in the United States is $67,065 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $61,646 and $72,653. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Contributes to the designs of new products and improvements to existing products. Researches and evaluates products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Analyzes test results and recommends appropriate design changes. Coordinates with other engineering staff to complete projects. Requires a bachelor's degree of engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Design Engineer I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Design Engineer II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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