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Hardware Design Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Hardware Design Engineer is $82,443 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$62,591 - $115,761
(Median)
$63K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,442
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$25.34 - $50.51
(Median)
$25
$42
$51
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,591 - $115,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,261  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,000  
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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$63,816 - $124,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$45.00 - $70.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,000  
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).
)
$63,816 - $124,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Hardware Design Engineer

Hardware design engineers are in charge of designing and modifying hardware products for their organization. They are responsible for creating effective designs that take all project requirements into account. In addition, one of their main responsibilities includes participating in the testing phase of hardware items to verify that all functions work as intended. Hardware design engineers supervise the hardware creation process to identify issues before release schedules, and they use their extensive knowledge in product and industrial design to meet hardware standards. Hardware design engineers must follow strict safety regulations to prevent issues once the hardware product has been launched. They minimize design flaws by testing the hardware products in a variety of environments and end users. In addition, they also validate the hardware design and functionality, and then coordinate with and manage suppliers/manufacturing partners to increase project value.

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Hardware Design Engineer Tasks

  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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Experience Affects Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 20%


National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 2%

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$87,000

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 2%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 6%

VHDL
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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