The average pay for an Embedded Software Developer is $81,542 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$64,520 - $118,804
(Median)
$65K
$82K
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MEDIAN: $81,542
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,520 - $118,804  
   
Bonus
$986 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$63,056 - $130,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.73  
   
Overtime
$44.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$986 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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).
)
$63,056 - $130,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Embedded Software Developer

Embedded software developers are in charge of creating effective embedded software applications for their organization. They are responsible for programming software capabilities based on project requirements, as well as resolving obstacles as they arise during the development process. Their main functions include coding firmware, troubleshooting software packages as required, providing support packages for embedded systems, and producing high-quality technical documentation for future reference. Generally, embedded software developers report their progress to the software lead in their department.

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Embedded Software Developer Tasks

  • Write performance critical code in resource-limited environments, including low power, low memory, restricted bandwidth, CPU, etc.
  • Test and document software.
  • Use kernel debuggers, system dumps, and assembly language, as well as higher level languages.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for embedded devices.

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Experience Affects Embedded Software Developer Salaries



National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Embedded Software Developer Salaries

C programming Language
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C++ Programming Language
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National Average
$84,000

C
up arrow 7%

C++
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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