Embedded Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $77,187 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.
Embedded Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$57,328 - $107,682
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MEDIAN: $77,187
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Embedded Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$23.61 - $66.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,328 - $107,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,010  
Profit Sharing
$918 - $9,744  
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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$57,426 - $113,508  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,663
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.61 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$24.79 - $66.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$918 - $9,744  
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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$57,426 - $113,508  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,663
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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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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
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UNIX
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Assembler
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HTML
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C++
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C
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$80,000
Matlab
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Microsoft Office
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C#
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Java
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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