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Hardware Engineer Salary

A Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $79,640 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 Systems Engineering, Matlab, verilog, and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
$59,678 - $111,767
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MEDIAN: $79,639
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$15.56 - $50.57
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$59,678 - $111,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,920  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $9,814  
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$58,381 - $119,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 623
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Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $50.57  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $67.56  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$888 - $9,814  
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).
)
$58,381 - $119,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Hardware Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Hardware Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 31%

Matlab
up arrow 21%

up arrow 16%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 11%

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
up arrow 9%

C++
up arrow 7%


Test Engineering
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

C
up arrow 4%

VHDL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%