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Senior Firmware Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Firmware Engineer earns an average salary of $101,225 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
Senior Firmware Engineer Salary (?
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$78,994 - $130,772
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$78,994 - $130,772  
   
Bonus
$518 - $16,053  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $10,341  
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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$84,675 - $137,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Firmware Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

Santa Clara
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San Jose
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Austin
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San Diego
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National Average
$109,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Senior Firmware Engineer Salaries

National Average
$109,000

Skills That Affect Senior Firmware Engineer Salaries

Team Leadership
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Software Architecture
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National Average
$109,000
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
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C
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 3%