A Firmware Engineer earns an average salary of $81,405 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$59,689 - $120,134
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MEDIAN: $81,404
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$20.13 - $64.41
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,689 - $120,134  
   
Bonus
$550 - $11,995  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,124  
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$59,589 - $126,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $64.41  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$550 - $11,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,124  
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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$59,589 - $126,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,503

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Firmware Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Firmware Engineer?

Firmware Engineer in Huntsville:
"Good Experience."
Pros: Going into computer engineering, I had not idea if I wanted to work more hardware or software, high level or low level software, primary programming language I wanted to learn, etc. Finding Mercury Computer systems and studying Firmware design has given me a lot of experience and given me a new perspective on what I want to pursue in my professional career.
Cons: Not much to be honest, its a very fun work environment with flexible hours and they make it very clear that school always has priority over work. Only real issue if that I hear that this company in particular treats its co-op very well, but doesn't offer them an appropriate salary upon wanting to become full time engineers, so I'm afraid I'll have to look somewhere else for a salary job.

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Experience Affects Firmware Engineer Salaries




National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Firmware Engineer Salaries

C
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 4%

C programming Language
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
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C++
up arrow 6%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 10%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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