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Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $75K per year. Cash earnings for Electronics Hardware Design Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $114K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electronics Hardware Design Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$52,246 - $111,892
MEDIAN: $74,556

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$52,246 - $111,892  
$0.00 - $10,095  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,204  
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).
$52,453 - $113,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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Survey takers who work as Electronics Hardware Design Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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

For many Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $70K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers make a median salary of $91K. As Electronics Hardware Design Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $96K.

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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
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Engineering Design
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


4 %
96 %

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%