The average salary for a Hardware Engineer in Canada is C$66,313.
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C$51k - C$98k
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Job Description for Hardware Engineer
Hardware engineers are responsible for designing computer hardware for their company. They participate in every aspect of product development, including concept creation, prototype design, product development, and testing. One of their main duties includes proposing architecture and design execution. They also participate in validation tasks after a prototype has been created, performing careful analysis to identify hardware issues and suggest changes to the development team. Hardware engineers …Read more
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Popular Skills for Hardware Engineer
Board Design / Debug
C Programming Language
Skills in Engineering Design, Board Design / Debug and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C Programming Language and Test Engineering.
Pay by Experience Level for Hardware Engineer
An entry-level Hardware Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,375 based on 11 salaries. An early career Hardware Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,358 based on 64 salaries. A mid-career Hardware Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$78,506 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Hardware Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,521 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Hardware Engineer in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 31.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (6.5% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (11.6% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (4.6% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (3.7% less).
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