Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary
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.
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.Read More...
These designers work to create designs that are of the lowest-possible cost to the company, but also symbolize high quality. They are often given budgets that must be adhered-to at all times; the products must also adhere to all laws and regulations. The engineer will not only design products, but also aid in developing and debugging hardware; various tests and trials must be carried out in order to create optimal products. They will also aid in the distribution process.
The electronics hardware design engineer should be aware of all changes in the marketplace and what the competition is doing in order to design the best and most competitive products. Teamwork is also an important skill, as the engineer will often work on a team which combines staff within the company and outside parties to work on product design and development. These engineer often utilize computer design systems such as CAD in order to create products, as well.
Generally, a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required. This is a very specialized position which often requires many years of experience.
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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