Average Hardware Design Engineers with Engineering Design skills make around $83K annually. Work is enjoyable for Hardware Design Engineers with Engineering Design skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$61,062 - $118,558
(Median)
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,817
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Salary
$61,062 - $118,558  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $11,850  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
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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$62,739 - $129,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $84K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $86K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $100K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $126K on average.

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Experience Affects Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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