Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salary

Median pay for Senior Embedded Software Engineers in the United States comes out to approximately $108K annually, but employers in Sunnyvale pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $154K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$80,360 - $142,137
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $108,012
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50%
90%

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$30.20 - $81.70
$30
$56
$82
MEDIAN: $55.90
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$0$152K
Salary $80,360 - $142,137
Bonus $394.53 - $18,393
Profit Sharing $1,918 - $15,101
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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$81,304 - $152,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 361
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $30.20 - $81.70
Overtime $45.90
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $394.53 - $18,393
Profit Sharing $1,918 - $15,101
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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$81,304 - $152,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Senior Embedded Software Engineers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Software Engineering Manager, which pays $127K on average annually.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Embedded Software Engineer


Popular Skills for Senior Embedded Software Engineer


Senior Embedded Software Engineers seem to exploit a large range 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 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic, Agile Software Development, and C#. Those proficient in C are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $111,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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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 52 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$111,000

▼10%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salaries


▲6%


▲3%

National Average
$111,000

C programming Language
▼1%

C
▼2%




C++
▼3%

Java
▼4%

C#
▼6%

C# Programming Language
▼6%

Agile Software Development
▼11%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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