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 $76K annually. 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 $53K to $121K depending on individual performance. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,681 - $118,700
MEDIAN: $75,882

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$51,681 - $118,700  
$0.00 - $10,429  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $8,292  
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).
$52,798 - $120,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 results show that Electronics Hardware Design Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Board Design / Debug tends to also indicate an understanding of Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Electronics Hardware Design Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $71K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Electronics Hardware Design Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $101K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Board Design / Debug
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Engineering Design

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%