Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Hardware Design Engineers earn an average of $75K annually. In the world of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $116K. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,992 - $112,524

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$51,992 - $112,524  
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Profit Sharing
$587 - $8,243  
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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).
$52,786 - $115,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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 takers who work as 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. 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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $71K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $75K. Electronics Hardware Design Engineers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%