Embedded Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Embedded Systems Engineer is $69,936 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Embedded Systems Engineer Salary (?
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$54,246 - $97,449
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MEDIAN: $69,936
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Embedded Systems Engineer Salary (?
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$15.84 - $69.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,246 - $97,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,696  
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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$52,786 - $100,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$31.84 - $72.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,696  
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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$52,786 - $100,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Embedded Systems Engineer

Embedded systems engineers hold a specialized role, generally in technology and information-technology related businesses. Duties performed by these engineers include tasks throughout the software development cycle from planning and writing code to testing and maintaining software. Coding often involve highly specialized systems with specific requirements; the high level of accuracy required means that attention to detail is essential. Embedded systems engineers also create documentation for code and product features, as well as make contributions to their team through mediums such as meetings or collaboration.
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Embedded Systems Engineer Tasks
  • Mentor and train other employees, and report on their progress.
  • Develop software and assign coding modules to other team members.
  • Act as technical lead from start to completion of projects, developing, and producing on time.
  • Oversee compliance with regulations, standards, and other products.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$71,000
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Embedded Systems Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Embedded Systems Engineer?
Embedded Systems Engineer in Greensboro:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Variety of tasks that I can work on.
Cons: Underdeveloped processes and working with a few individuals.

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Experience Affects Embedded Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Embedded Systems Engineer Salaries

Linux
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$71,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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