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Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $75K annually. In the world of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$51,624 - $112,165
MEDIAN: $74,793

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$51,624 - $112,165  
$0.00 - $10,026  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $8,243  
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).
$52,533 - $114,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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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Electronics Hardware Design Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Engineering Design and Board Design / Debug are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Board Design / Debug frequently indicates 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 many Electronics Hardware Design Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $70K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $75K on average. Electronics Hardware Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $95K.

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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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


3 %
97 %

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: 69% employee benefits None: 9%