Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $75K annually nationwide. 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 $118K depending on individual performance. The majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,136 - $112,493
MEDIAN: $75,484

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$51,136 - $112,493  
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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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Job skills reported by Electronics Hardware Design Engineers are limited. Engineering Design and Board Design / Debug are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Board Design / Debug is often linked with knowledge of Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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

For Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $71K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. For Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $80K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum 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

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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%