The average pay for a Hardware Design Engineer is $79,672 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 Total Pay (?
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$59,927 - $111,468
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MEDIAN: $79,671
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Hardware Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$12.37 - $58.17
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,927 - $111,468  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $10,196  
Profit Sharing
$760 - $7,891  
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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$60,676 - $120,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$32.90 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$290.87 - $10,196  
   
Profit Sharing
$760 - $7,891  
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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$60,676 - $120,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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Job Description for Hardware Design Engineer
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hardware Design Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Santa Clara
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Hillsboro
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National Average
$83,000
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Experience Affects Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$83,000

Skills That Affect Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 7%
Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 5%
National Average
$83,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.
Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%
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