Average Early-Career Hardware Design Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Hardware Design Engineer is $78,780.
MEDIAN $78,780
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$65k - $111k
$2k - $12k
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$979 - $13k
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$66k - $115k

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Popular Skills for Hardware Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE) and Verilog VHDL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Digital Design and Board Design / Debug.

Pay by Experience Level for Hardware Design Engineer

An entry-level Hardware Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,862 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Hardware Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,662 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Hardware Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,757 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $112,444.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Hardware Design Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 31.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Folsom, California (14.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (11.2% less).

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