Entry-Level Firmware Engineer Salary

An average Entry-Level Firmware Engineer can expect to take home roughly $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Firmware Engineers bottoms out near $57K and approaches $102K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,710 - $96,877
$57K
$73K
$97K
MEDIAN: $73,165
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$18.00 - $54.50
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$54
MEDIAN: $32.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,710 - $96,877  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $10,058  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,241  
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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$57,126 - $101,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $54.50  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.93 - $10,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,241  
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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$57,126 - $101,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Intel Corporation, LSI Logic Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Seagate Technology, Inc., and Tesla Motors are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Firmware Engineers. For Entry-Level Firmware Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Tesla Motors; in fact, median earnings sit around $93K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,037

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Entry-Level Firmware Engineers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Firmware Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+29 percent), Palo Alto (+29 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Firmware Engineers is geography, with workers in Orlando earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Raleigh and 10 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Firmware Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Firmware Engineer Salaries

Python
▲12%


C programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$75,000

C
▼1%


C++
▼2%


C++ Programming Language
▼4%

Linux
▼4%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▼5%

C# Programming Language
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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