The average salary for a Senior Firmware Engineer is $111,854.
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Job Description for Senior Firmware Engineer
Senior firmware engineers develop applications and systems for various technology companies, creating custom code to provide solutions. While this is not a leadership position, senior firmware engineers need to have strong leadership skills to manage software projects and work with a team of engineers to finish a programming project. Typically, they lead the design, development, and testing of new programs, working with a large team to ensure the production of a quality project. The typical day …Read more
Senior Firmware Engineer Tasks
- Design and develop firmware and software modules such as device drivers, diagnostic monitors, and application firmware.
- Apply standards and protocols to meet requirements and system needs.
- Debug and test firmware and algorithms, optimizing product functionality.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Firmware Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Firmware Engineer are from the companies Western Digital Corporation, Intel Corporation and Seagate Technology, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $149,001. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sandisk Corp and Qualcomm Inc, earning around $125,000 and $120,311, respectively. Western Digital Corporation pays the lowest at around $86,828. Seagate Technology, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,432 and $101,736, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Firmware Engineer
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
C Programming Language
C++ Programming Language
Skills in Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ARM architecture, C++ Programming Language, C Programming Language and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Firmware Engineer
An early career Senior Firmware Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $99,593 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Senior Firmware Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,977 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Senior Firmware Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,516 based on 136 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,398.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Firmware Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (16.7% more) and Austin, Texas (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (17.3% less) and Irvine, California (8.9% less).
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