Average Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salary

$120,021
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,052
Bonus
$15,260
Commission
$5,817
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The average salary for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer is $120,021.
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$89k
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$120k
90%
$157k
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Salary
$89k - $157k
Bonus
$3k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$309 - $24k
Commission
$0 - $15k
Total Pay
$91k - $170k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Hardware Design Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Inc and Apple Computer, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $154,584. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Teradyne, Incorporated and Nvidia Corp, earning around $152,131 and $142,672, respectively. Xilinx Inc pays the lowest at around $110,760. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and Qualcomm Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $112,900 and $115,093, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Skills in Board Design / Debug, System Architecture, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Verilog are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

An early career Senior Hardware Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $114,545 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Senior Hardware Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,905 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Senior Hardware Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,097 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,581.
Employees with Senior Hardware Design Engineer in their job title in Cupertino, California earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sunnyvale, California (21.7% more) and Santa Clara, California (13.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (7.0% less) and San Diego, California (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 477 survey responses.
Early Career
11.1%
Mid Career
31.9%
Experienced
34.2%
Late Career
22.9%