Entry-Level Firmware Engineer Salary

For Entry-Level Firmware Engineers, annual average wages total $73K per year. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Firmware Engineers generally bottom out at around $57K and peak near $103K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are far more male Entry-Level Firmware Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Firmware Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,451 - $98,100
$56K
$73K
$98K
MEDIAN: $72,943
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$23.08 - $45.34
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MEDIAN: $30.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,451 - $98,100  
   
Bonus
$587 - $10,080  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $9,635  
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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$56,993 - $103,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.08 - $45.34  
   
Overtime
$39.18  
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
$587 - $10,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $9,635  
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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$56,993 - $103,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Intel Corporation, LSI Logic Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Seagate Technology, Inc., and Tesla Motors are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Firmware Engineers. Entry-Level Firmware Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Tesla Motors, where the average salary comes to $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,784

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Firmware Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Firmware Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+29 percent), Palo Alto (+29 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and Portland (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Raleigh (15 percent less) and Minneapolis (9 percent less).

Key Stats for Firmware Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Firmware Engineer Salaries

Python
▲13%


C programming Language
▲1%

C
▼0%

National Average
$75,000

C++
▼1%



Linux
▼3%

C++ Programming Language
▼4%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▼5%

C# Programming Language
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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