Average Hardware Design Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for a Hardware Design Engineer in San Jose, California is $106,510.
MEDIAN $106,510
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$89k - $155k
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$89k - $180k

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Job Description for Hardware Design Engineer

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Hardware Design Engineer
Senior Hardware Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Hardware Design Engineer

Skills in Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Board Design / Debug.
Employees with Hardware Design Engineer in their job title in Cupertino, California earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (34.3% less), Plymouth, Michigan (21.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (18.3% less).

Years of Experience

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Early Career

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