Average Entry-Level Hardware Design Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Hardware Design Engineer is $70,862.
MEDIAN $70,862
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$62k - $106k
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$1k - $6k
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$63k - $110k

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Hardware Design Engineer
Senior Hardware Design Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
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Popular Skills for Hardware Design Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Verilog VHDL, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE), Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Hardware Design Engineer

An early career Hardware Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,780 based on 111 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.

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