Senior Design Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$98,000
$78,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$124,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Fluor
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a senior design engineer make?
Senior Design Engineers in the US make on average $98,866 annually or $47.53 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $124,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $78,000 per year. Most Senior Design Engineer jobs are in Technology companies and Manufacturing companies. California, Maryland, Delaware, Hawaii, and New Mexico have the highest paying Senior Design Engineer jobs. The typical employment for a Senior Design Engineer is 4.7 years.
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Average Senior Design Engineer Salary By Location

As a Senior Design Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $98,866 per year or $47.53 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Senior Design Engineers at 125,557. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Senior Design Engineers is $86,000. Some of the states with the best Senior Design Engineer salaries are California, Maryland, Delaware, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas. Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arkansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Senior Design Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Design Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Senior Design Engineer Salary By Company

Senior Design Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Fluor and CA Technologies are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like AECOM and Citrix Systems report highly competitive salaries for Senior Design Engineers.

Average Senior Design Engineer Pay By Industry

Senior Design Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Automotive companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Design Engineers. Technology companies pay their Senior Design Engineers the highest wages, averaging $104,887 per year. Automotive companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $97,866 and $94,640, respectively. The average salary for Senior Design Engineers in the Finance industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $91,818.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$104,887
$105k
Automotive
Automotive
$97,866
$98k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$94,640
$95k
Finance
Finance
$91,818
$92k

Senior Design Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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