Average Embedded Software Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $80,553.
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$62k - $116k
$490 - $12k
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$888 - $12k
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$62k - $120k

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Job Description for Embedded Software Engineer

Job Satisfaction for Embedded Software Engineer

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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 $100,798. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corp, earning around $93,413 and $86,573, respectively. DISTek Integration pays the lowest at around $67,466. General Electric Co (GE) and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $81,282 and $82,654, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Embedded Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Embedded Software Engineer

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 $70,440 based on 221 salaries. An early career Embedded Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,340 based on 963 salaries. A mid-career Embedded Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,386 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Embedded Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,305 based on 197 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,766.
Employees with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (26.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (0.7% less).

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