The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $79,869 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$60,304 - $119,436
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MEDIAN: $79,868
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$20.82 - $79.70
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,304 - $119,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,374  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $25,532  
Total Pay (?
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$60,391 - $124,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 765
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$20.82 - $79.70  
   
Overtime
$27.05 - $73.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,374  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $25,532  
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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$60,391 - $124,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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

National Average: $81,282

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Experience Affects Embedded Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

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Driver/Core Development
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Linux
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C++
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C programming Language
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C++ Programming Language
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Python
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C#
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$81,000

Assembler
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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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