Embedded Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $79,186 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Driver/Core Development is associated with high pay for this job.

$57,867 - $109,409
(Median)
$58K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,185
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$23.42 - $81.35
(Median)
$23
$42
$81
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,867 - $109,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,852  
Profit Sharing
$955 - $10,197  
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).
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$57,838 - $116,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$23.42 - $81.35  
   
Overtime
$25.47 - $74.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,852  
   
Profit Sharing
$955 - $10,197  
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).
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$57,838 - $116,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Embedded Software Engineer

An embedded software engineer works with other software development engineers on tasks in real-time embedded communication and control environments. They contribute to the design and development of next-generation video display technologies, systems, and components. Embedded software engineers work with codes and drivers to enhance and build new systems.

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Embedded Software 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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Experience Affects Embedded Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Embedded Software Engineer Salaries


Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

Linux
0%

Assembler
0%

National Average
$81,000

Matlab
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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