Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers earn an average of $82K annually. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,507 - $111,504
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,329
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90%

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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,507 - $111,504  
   
Bonus
$3,842  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,369 - $114,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.97  
   
Overtime
$44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,842  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
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$46,369 - $114,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $69K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $99K.

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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$79,000

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$79,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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