Embedded Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

An Embedded Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $70,010 per year. A skill in Software Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Embedded Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$54,265 - $99,049
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MEDIAN: $70,009
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Embedded Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.84 - $69.04
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,265 - $99,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,328  
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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$53,463 - $102,644  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,328  
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).
)
$53,463 - $102,644  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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 by Experience Level for Embedded Systems Engineer
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$71,000
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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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C
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$71,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.
Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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