Electronics Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $75K per year. Total cash earnings of Electronics Hardware Design Engineers range from $53K on the low end to $117K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,731 - $113,590
MEDIAN: $74,783

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$51,731 - $113,590  
$0.00 - $10,095  
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).
$52,532 - $117,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $71K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $75K. Electronics Hardware Design Engineers bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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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National Average

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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 25 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%