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Firmware Engineer Salary

A Firmware Engineer earns an average salary of $78,326 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is associated with high pay for this job.

$60,449 - $112,201
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$60K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,326
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$20.35 - $63.57
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$32
$64
MEDIAN: $32.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,449 - $112,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $24,088  
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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$60,807 - $117,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 580
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $63.57  
   
Overtime
$29.58 - $46.93  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $24,088  
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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$60,807 - $117,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Experience Affects Firmware Engineer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Firmware Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 18%

Software Development
up arrow 4%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%
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