Some of the skills we found on Lead Design Engineer resumes included "CAD," "Hardware," and "Project Management." We have detailed the most important Lead Design Engineer responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Lead Design Engineer. We found that 72.8% of Lead Design Engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most Lead Design Engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine Lead Design Engineers were not college graduates.
Those Lead Design Engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a Mechanical Engineering degree or a Electrical Engineering degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Lead Design Engineers include a Drafting And Design degree or a Engineering degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a Lead Design Engineer. We've found that most Lead Design Engineer resumes include experience from General Electric, Boeing, and AT&T.; Of recent, General Electric had 20 positions open for Lead Design Engineers. Meanwhile, there are 16 job openings at Boeing and 12 at AT&T.;
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Lead Design Engineers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Facebook, Microsoft, and Micron Technology. Take Facebook for example. The median Lead Design Engineer salary is $165,872. At Microsoft, Lead Design Engineers earn an average of $163,362, while the average at Micron Technology is $150,308. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a Lead Design Engineer include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Intel. These three companies were found to hire the most Lead Design Engineers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, Lead Design Engineers fulfill roles in the Technology and Manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the Lead Design Engineer annual salary is the highest in the Automotive industry with $95,543 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Manufacturing and Utilities industries pay $94,967 and $93,889 respectively. This means that Lead Design Engineers who are employed in the Automotive industry make 3.2% more than Lead Design Engineers who work in the Technology Industry.