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Firmware Engineer Salary (United States)

A Firmware Engineer earns an average salary of $77,380 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Firmware Engineer Salary (?
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$59,582 - $110,363
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,379
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Firmware Engineer Salary (?
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$20.77 - $70.96
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,582 - $110,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,257  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $24,240  
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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$60,485 - $115,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 519
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.77 - $70.96  
   
Overtime
$29.25 - $42.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,257  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $24,240  
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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$60,485 - $115,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Firmware Engineer

A firmware engineer works as an essential part of a company's technical team, designing and developing firmware solutions for technological products to ensure they run effectively without glitches or malfunctions. Firmware is the information that provides the necessary guidelines for computer hardware or other technical apparatus to operate smoothly with the other components of a machine. Since technology is constantly evolving with new hardware and software released every day, firmware engineers are essential team members both for organizations that manufacture technical solutions and businesses that use their products. The firmware engineer is responsible for developing new guidelines and operating rules for hardware to ensure that technology remains compatible with new and updated information and equipment.
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Firmware Engineer Tasks
  • Debug and test firmware and algorithms, optimizing product functionality.
  • Apply standards and protocols to meet requirements and system needs.
  • Design and develop firmware and software modules such as device drivers, diagnostic monitors, and application firmware.

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Pay by Experience Level for Firmware Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Boulder
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Boise
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National Average
$79,000
Austin
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Atlanta
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Irvine
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Experience Affects Firmware Engineer Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Firmware Engineer Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C
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National Average
$79,000
Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%