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Embedded Engineer Salary

Embedded Engineer Job Description

An embedded engineer works with the code of dedicated computer systems within larger electrical and mechanical systems. They create code that addresses and solves problems within the system for proper functioning. Embedded engineers also help develop systems and provide technical support directly to users within an organization. They are responsible for modifying, maintaining and upgrading embedded systems based on the needs of the company and users. Some embedded engineers create operating systems that work within the provided hardware, and configure existing ones for proper functioning with the organization's design. Each of these tasks requires the ability to work within resource and memory constraints, all while creating safe, reliable systems that perform correctly.

The embedded engineer classification combines computer science with electrical engineering, which provides candidates with multiple opportunities. The increase of electronic usage by consumers and businesses continues to grow, leading to an increased demand for qualified candidates. Companies in the aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical device manufacture, military and industrial sectors have the most demand for professionals in the field. An ideal candidate has a deep understanding of software and hardware communication, and offers expert-level coding skills. The ability to work with Java, Perl, C++ and other programs are important, along with in-depth knowledge of Linux and other operating systems. The continued growth of Smart technologies and the focus of industry on systems that improve productivity and efficiency creates a high demand for embedded engineers that is expected to continue well into the future.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Embedded Engineers in Boston earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Embedded Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$134,846
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $115,000 to a high of $155,000, with a median salary of $135,000.

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Compare Embedded Engineer salaries by region

Embedded Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $164,974
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $158,409
  5. New York
  6. $155,839
  7. Seattle
  8. $151,158
  9. Boston
  10. $146,665
  11. Austin
  12. $145,872
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $144,803
  15. Denver
  16. $134,553
  17. San Diego
  18. $134,272
  19. Chicago
  20. $128,383
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $127,765
  23. Toronto
  24. C$117,184
  25. London
  26. £72,823
  27. France
  28. €56,301
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $164,974
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $158,409
  5. New York
  6. $155,839
  7. Seattle
  8. $151,158
  9. Boston
  10. $146,665
  11. Austin
  12. $145,872
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $144,803
  15. Denver
  16. $134,553
  17. San Diego
  18. $134,272
  19. Chicago
  20. $128,383
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $127,765
  23. Toronto
  24. C$117,184
  25. London
  26. £72,823
  27. France
  28. €56,301
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    Embedded Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: