Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $75K annually. Overall cash earnings for Electronics Hardware Design Engineers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $118K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$51,136 - $112,493
MEDIAN: $75,484

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$51,136 - $112,493  
$0.00 - $10,218  
Profit Sharing
$365.00 - $8,020  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$52,176 - $118,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

An electronics hardware design engineer works for an electronics-manufacturing company by conducting research of what consumers need and want and designing cost-effective, efficient hardware that will be implemented into various types of electronics.


Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Tasks

  • Interact with, troubleshoot problems, and train operators of hardware.
  • Test and lay out systems and hardware, ensuring performance.
  • Design, maintain, and install hardware and its interfaces.

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Typical Electronics Hardware Design Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Engineering Design and Board Design / Debug are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Board Design / Debug to be familiar with Engineering Design as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $71K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $76K. On average, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers make $80K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Electronics Hardware Design Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $101K.

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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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National Average

Board Design / Debug
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


1 %
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%