LEAD DESIGN ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$101,000
$77,000
Min 10%
$101,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a lead design engineer make?
The national average salary for a Lead Design Engineer in the United States is $101,253 per year or $48.68 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $131,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $77,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Lead Design Engineers are Professional companies and Internet companies. California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Lead Design Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Lead Design Engineer is 3.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs

Average Lead Design Engineer Salary By Company

Lead Design Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Apple or Cisco Systems will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Chevron or Finisar, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Lead Design Engineers.

Average Lead Design Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Lead Design Engineer in the USA is $101,253 annually or $48.68 hourly. Lead Design Engineers make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $117,708 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Lead Design Engineers is $80,000. Some of the states with the best Lead Design Engineer salaries are California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, and New York. On the other hand, Idaho, Arkansas, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee report the lowest wages for Lead Design Engineers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$117,708
2
Cambridge, MA
$101,822
3
New York, NY
$101,053
4
Bridgewater, NJ
$100,451
5
Bellevue, WA
$100,044

Average Lead Design Engineer Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Lead Design Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Professional companies, Manufacturing companies, and Automotive companies tend to have the highest salaries for Lead Design Engineers. Professional companies pay their Lead Design Engineers the highest wages, averaging $107,013 per year. Manufacturing companies and Automotive companies pay well too, at $105,581 and $102,664, respectively. At $92,044, the average salary for Lead Design Engineers in the Construction industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$107,013
2
Manufacturing
$105,581
3
Automotive
$102,664
4
Technology
$100,339
5
Utilities
$99,762

RECENTLY ADDED Lead Design Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Cybercoders
Lead Design Engineer
05/22/2019
$70,000
Scroo Corporation
Lead Industrial Design Engineer
03/25/2019
$126,000
Analog Devices Inc.
Lead CAD Engineer
03/22/2019
$104,760
Scroo Corporation
Lead Industrial Design Engineer
03/21/2019
$126,000
Scroo Corporation
Lead Industrial Design Engineer
03/20/2019
$126,000
Scroo Corporation
Lead Industrial Design Engineer
03/19/2019
$126,000
03/18/2019
$95,181
Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.
Lead CAD Engineer
03/18/2019
$103,106
GE Medical Systems, LLC
Lead Engineer-Service Design
03/14/2019
$84,531
Synapse Design Automation, Inc.
Lead Physical Design Engineer
03/13/2019
$130,000
Show More