$119,690
Avg. Salary
$50.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,998

Bonus

$4,952

Profit Sharing

$21,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer is $50.08 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer is $119,690 per year.

10%
$38.54
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$50.08
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$77.57
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MEDIAN $50.08
10%
$89k
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50%
$156k
90%
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MEDIAN $119,690
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MEDIAN: $119,690
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$0$170K
Salary $89,017 - $156,138
Bonus $2,058 - $23,757
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,143
Commission $21,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$91,872 - $170,735
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 530
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $38.54 - $77.57
Overtime $42.73
Annual Data $0$170K
Bonus $2,058 - $23,757
Commission $21,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,143
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$91,872 - $170,735
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

A senior hardware design engineer is an integral part of a manufacturing company's research and development team. The senior hardware design engineer uses advanced knowledge of circuitry and physics to develop new hardware designs that meet requirements set by management or by a client.

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Senior Hardware Design Engineer Tasks
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

Senior Hardware Design Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$199K

$123,733

Qualcomm Inc
15 profiles
$114,507

$157,699

Nvidia Corp
11 profiles
$138,257

$119,743

$112,000

Oracle Corp.
5 profiles
$113,970

Common Career Paths for Senior Hardware Design Engineer


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As Senior Hardware Design Engineers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Principal Electrical Engineer position pays around the same amount as the Senior Hardware Design Engineer job on average.

Senior Hardware Design Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Hardware Design Engineer


Survey takers working as Senior Hardware Design Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in verilog, System Architecture, System Integration, and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Project Management, and C. Those familiar with Board Design / Debug also tend to know Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE). Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE) and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Hardware Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Hardware Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Senior Hardware Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 109 salaries. A Senior Hardware Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

-2%

-7%

National Average: $125,658

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Hardware Design Engineers in Sunnyvale enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Hardware Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+19 percent), Mountain View (+17 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and San Jose (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Senior Hardware Design Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Raleigh and 10 percent less in Burlington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$126,000

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Hardware Design Engineer Salaries

▲6%





▼0%

National Average
$126,000

Board Design / Debug
▼1%

C programming Language
▼1%

Matlab
▼1%


C++
▼4%


C
▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%