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Average Embedded Software Engineer Salary

$81,903
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,907
Bonus
$3,346
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The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $81,903.
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$63k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$117k
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$63k - $117k
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$978 - $15k
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$63k - $122k
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What Do Embedded Software Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Embedded Software Engineer

3.7 out of 5
(228)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Embedded Software Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Qualcomm Inc where the average pay is $100,626. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $98,347 and $91,600, respectively. Raytheon Co. pays the lowest at around $82,654. Ball Aerospace and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $84,435 and $84,916, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Embedded Software Engineers?

Skills in C Programming Language, Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Linux and Software Development.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Embedded Software Engineers?

An entry-level Embedded Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,931 based on 211 salaries. An early career Embedded Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,487 based on 948 salaries. A mid-career Embedded Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,130 based on 332 salaries. An experienced Embedded Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,581 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,528.
Employees with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (39.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,741 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.1%
Early Career
54.5%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
9.0%
Late Career
5.4%