Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salary

For Senior Embedded Software Engineers, the fattest paychecks can be found in the Golden State; the three highest-paying cities in the field are Sunnyvale, San Jose, and San Francisco. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,386 - $139,785
$79K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,318
10%
50%
90%

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$30.41 - $88.77
$30
$58
$89
MEDIAN: $57.64
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50%
90%

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$0$148K
Salary $79,386 - $139,785
Bonus $0.00 - $16,214
Profit Sharing $1,521 - $15,280
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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$80,092 - $148,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 359
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $30.41 - $88.77
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $0.00 - $16,214
Profit Sharing $1,521 - $15,280
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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$80,092 - $148,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Senior embedded software engineers require a vast and diverse skill set. These engineers must be gifted communicators and leaders of a team of software engineers and programmers, as they work closely with other team members to produce software which meets customers’ expectations. They must be proficient verbal and written communicators, as they will need to communicate their vision to their team clearly and efficiently. Senior engineers must also mentor junior team members in all areas of software engineering as they learn and apply new technologies in their work.

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Senior Embedded Software Engineer Tasks

  • Use kernel debuggers, system dumps, and assembly language, as well as higher level languages.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for embedded devices.
  • Write performance critical code in resource-limited environments, including low power, low memory, restricted bandwidth, CPU, etc.
  • Test and document software.

Common Career Paths for Senior Embedded Software Engineer


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As Senior Embedded Software Engineers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Software Engineering Manager, their salaries may climb. Software Engineering Managers make $127K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Embedded Software Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Embedded Software Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Driver/Core Development, UNIX, Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic, Agile Software Development, and C#. For most people, competency in C indicates knowledge of C++.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Embedded Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Embedded Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Senior Embedded Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 194 salaries. A Senior Embedded Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,807

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Key Stats for Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$111,000

▼10%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salaries


▲7%


▲3%

C programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$111,000

C
▼1%



C++
▼2%


Java
▼3%

C#
▼6%

C# Programming Language
▼6%

Agile Software Development
▼11%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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