Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers earn an average of $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Electronics Hardware Design Engineers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $115K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Though the majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,169 - $111,994
MEDIAN: $74,904

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$52,169 - $111,994  
$0.00 - $10,126  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $8,243  
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).
$52,938 - $114,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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Electronics Hardware Design Engineers only report a few specific skills. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Engineering Design is a skill commonly found among those who know Board Design / Debug.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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

Electronics Hardware Design Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers see a median income of $71K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $75K. Electronics Hardware Design Engineers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Electronics Hardware Design Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $98K on average.

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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%