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Embedded Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $76,938 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 Salary (?
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$57,638 - $105,925
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,937
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Embedded Software Engineer Salary (?
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$24.04 - $76.03
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,638 - $105,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,944  
Profit Sharing
$905 - $9,500  
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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$57,866 - $111,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.04 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$25.37 - $67.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,944  
   
Profit Sharing
$905 - $9,500  
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).
)
$57,866 - $111,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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.

Common Career Paths for Embedded Software Engineer

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Pay by Experience Level for Embedded Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 26%
Los Angeles
up arrow 24%
San Jose
up arrow 17%
Houston
up arrow 9%
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Boston
up arrow 2%
National Average
$79,000
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Atlanta
up arrow 9%
Detroit
up arrow 10%
Rochester
up arrow 14%
Auburn Hills
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

HTML
up arrow 4%
Linux
up arrow 3%
UNIX
up arrow 3%
Assembler
up arrow 2%
C++
0%
C
0%
Matlab
0%
National Average
$79,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 3%
C#
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 7%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%