A Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $83,633 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.
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$59,348 - $125,433
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$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,632
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$12.88 - $48.07
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,348 - $125,433  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $13,771  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,265  
Total Pay (?
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$57,496 - $129,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 674
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $48.07  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $75.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$489.36 - $13,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,265  
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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$57,496 - $129,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,284

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Key Stats for Hardware Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Hardware Engineer Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Hardware Engineer Salaries

up arrow 14%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 4%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Board Design / Debug
0%

Test Engineering
0%

National Average
$85,000

Matlab
up arrow 1%

C programming Language
up arrow 2%

C++
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C
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up arrow 9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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