How much does a Design Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Design Engineer in the United States is $39 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $31 and $44. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Search Design Engineer Jobs in the United States

How to Become a Design Engineer

Design Engineer

Review the job openings and experience requirements for the Design Engineer job to confirm that it is the job you are seeking.

See user submitted job responsibilities for Design Engineer.

Job Openings for Design Engineer
The Richmond Group USA - Richmond , VA
The TRG #Growth Practice has recently been engaged by an industry leading industrial manufacturer to identify a Mechanical Design Engineer to add to their Design & Development Team here in beautiful ...
LinkedIn - 20 days ago
CIRCOR International, Inc. - Richmond , VA
Position Summary The Sr. Design Engineer supports the design effort of motors and electro-mechanical actuation devices under Sr. Engineering Manager. This position requires interactions with other ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
Cameron Craig Group - Dulles , VA
We are looking for a Design Specialist II who will support product design and development activities under the direction of a Mechanical Engineer and/or project lead. Responsibilities :  Design ...
Cameron Craig Group - 19 days ago
Capewell - Meadows of Dan , VA
Capewell is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Design Engineer position. This position is in our Meadows of Dan, VA location. POSITION SUMMARY : Designs and develops personal survival ...
LinkedIn - 68 days ago
Davey Tree - Richmond , VA
Up to 25% Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking an entry-level design engineer interested in stormwater, wetlands, streams, and water resources. Primary duties will include
JobCase - 19 days ago
Description Job Description Leidos is looking to hire a Host Defense Design Engineert in Quantico ... Government Lead in the daily engineering duties on systems. Addition job duties and ... - 74 days ago

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Design Engineer, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation


Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Design Engineer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Design Engineer ranges from $31 to $44 with the average hourly pay of $39. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $32 to $46 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $41.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Skills associated with Design Engineer: Design, User