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Hardware Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Hardware Design Engineer is $80,884 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.
Hardware Design Engineer Salary (?
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$61,475 - $112,648
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,883
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Hardware Design Engineer Salary (?
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$12.37 - $48.48
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,475 - $112,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $7,946  
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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$62,309 - $121,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$33.13 - $75.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $7,946  
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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$62,309 - $121,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
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Verilog Vhdl
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Board Design / Debug
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%