A Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $76,818 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in verilog is associated with high pay for this job.
Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$57,541 - $108,628
(Median)
58K
77K
96K
110K
MEDIAN: $76,817
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Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$17.30 - $52.38
(Median)
17
28
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,541 - $108,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,920  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $6,698  
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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$55,778 - $116,932  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.30 - $52.38  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $66.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$873 - $6,698  
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).
)
$55,778 - $116,932  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Hardware Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Mountain View
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Cupertino
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Portland
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Sunnyvale
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National Average
$79,000
Austin
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Experience Affects Hardware Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Hardware Engineer Salaries

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Board Design / Debug
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National Average
$79,000
C
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VHDL
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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