The average pay for an Embedded Software Developer is $72,226 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Embedded Software Developer Total Pay (?
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$56,629 - $99,811
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MEDIAN: $72,226
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$56,629 - $99,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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$58,328 - $104,781  
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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

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Embedded Software Developer Salaries

C
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 1%
Linux
up arrow 1%
National Average
$76,000
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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