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Embedded Software Development Engineer Salary

An Embedded Software Development Engineer earns an average salary of $83,990 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in C++ is associated with high pay for this job.

$59,562 - $111,090
MEDIAN: $83,989

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$1,479 - $7,946  
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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).
$59,742 - $123,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Embedded Software Development Engineer

Embedded software development engineers are responsible for creating software code that embeds into their organization's operating system. These professionals develop device drivers using specific engineering requirements. They also strive to implement and test embedded software features to make sure that applications layers are working correctly. These professionals have strong technical and analytical skills to develop excellent solutions to software development challenges.


Embedded Software Development Engineer 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%