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Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Hardware Design Engineer earns an average salary of $100,762 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are System Architecture, C++, and Verilog Vhdl.
Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salary (?
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$77,248 - $139,168
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $100,761
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Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salary (?
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$26.00 - $80.00
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,248 - $139,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,749  
Profit Sharing
$1,024 - $10,056  
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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$78,754 - $145,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.00 - $80.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,024 - $10,056  
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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$78,754 - $145,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

A senior hardware design engineer is an integral part of a manufacturing company's research and development team. The senior hardware design engineer uses advanced knowledge of circuitry and physics to develop new hardware designs that meet requirements set by management or by a client.
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Senior Hardware Design Engineer Tasks
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

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Boston
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Sunnyvale
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Austin
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National Average
$105,000
San Diego
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Raleigh
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Experience Affects Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$105,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

System Architecture
up arrow 13%
C++
up arrow 12%
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 4%
verilog
up arrow 4%
Board Design / Debug
up arrow 3%
C
up arrow 1%
National Average
$105,000
System Integration
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
up arrow 4%
Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%