Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers earn an average of $86K per year. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Work is enjoyable for Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,335 - $127,661
$50K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,663
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50%
90%

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$19.88 - $26.45
$25
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,335 - $127,661  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$45,958 - $134,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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
$4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$45,958 - $134,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Design, maintain, and install hardware and its interfaces.
  • Test and lay out systems and hardware, ensuring performance.
  • Interact with, troubleshoot problems, and train operators of hardware.

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $67K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $121K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Key Stats for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$83,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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