Late-Career Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salary

Late-Career Senior Hardware Design Engineers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $128K) surpassing six figures annually. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Late-Career Senior Hardware Design Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,330 - $164,934
MEDIAN: $128,084

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$97,330 - $164,934  
$1,500 - $35,000  
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$98,703 - $186,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $132,653

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For Late-Career Senior Hardware Design Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Late-Career Senior Hardware Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+7 percent).

Key Stats for Senior Hardware Design Engineer


3 %
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

System Architecture

Verilog Vhdl

C programming Language

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

Engineering Design

Board Design / Debug

National Average


Project Management

Microsoft Office



System Integration

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


3 %
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%