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Hardware Engineer Salary

A Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $81,333 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Matlab, Systems Engineering, and verilog.
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$60,350 - $115,953
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,332
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$15.39 - $49.92
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,350 - $115,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,841  
Profit Sharing
$971 - $10,081  
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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$59,275 - $122,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $49.92  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $67.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,841  
   
Profit Sharing
$971 - $10,081  
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).
)
$59,275 - $122,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Hardware Engineer

Hardware engineers are responsible for designing computer hardware for their company. They participate in every aspect of product development, including concept creation, prototype design, product development, and testing. One of their main duties includes proposing architecture and design execution. They also participate in validation tasks after a prototype has been created, performing careful analysis to identify hardware issues and suggest changes to the development team. Hardware engineers generally report their progress to the hardware leader in their department.

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Hardware 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 Engineer Salaries




National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Hardware Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 36%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 28%

up arrow 17%


Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
up arrow 4%

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 4%

VHDL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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