An Embedded Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $77,294 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.

$58,880 - $114,691
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,880 - $114,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,149  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $10,365  
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$58,393 - $115,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $51.06  
   
Overtime
$31.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $10,365  
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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$58,393 - $115,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

  • Act as technical lead from start to completion of projects, developing, and producing on time.
  • Oversee compliance with regulations, standards, and other products.
  • Mentor and train other employees, and report on their progress.
  • Develop software and assign coding modules to other team members.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,842

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Q: What is it like working as an Embedded Systems Engineer?

Embedded Systems Engineer in Los Angeles:
Pros: Ability to have a diverse range of projects and opportunities in science and engineering fields. Wide choice of projects in various topics to acquire a broad skill set.
Cons: No stock options, lower compensation than commercial companies.

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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Key Stats for Embedded Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Embedded Systems Engineer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Embedded Systems Engineer Salaries

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C programming Language
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$78,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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