Senior Firmware Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Firmware Engineer earns an average salary of $101,867 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
Senior Firmware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$79,015 - $130,434
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$79,015 - $130,434  
   
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$502 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $10,380  
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$84,726 - $137,218  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Senior Firmware Engineer
Senior firmware engineers develop applications and systems for various technology companies, creating custom code to provide solutions. While this is not a leadership position, senior firmware engineers need to have strong leadership skills to manage software projects and work with a team of engineers to finish a programming project. Typically, they lead the design, development, and testing of new programs, working with a large team to ensure the production of a quality project. The typical day for senior firmware engineers would consist of team meetings and working directly with a computer and programming. Additionally, senior firmware engineers participate in research and development, occasionally providing new and innovative ideas for the improvement of products.
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Senior Firmware Engineer Tasks
  • Debug and test firmware and algorithms, optimizing product functionality.
  • Apply standards and protocols to meet requirements and system needs.
  • Design and develop firmware and software modules such as device drivers, diagnostic monitors, and application firmware.

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$110,000
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Experience Affects Senior Firmware Engineer Salaries

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$110,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Firmware Engineer Salaries

Team Leadership
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Software Architecture
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National Average
$110,000
Software Development
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C
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C++
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 3%
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