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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 New York earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Embedded Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$151,939
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $120,000 to a high of $180,000, with a median salary of $150,000.

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Compare Embedded Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $168,048
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,227
  5. New York
  6. $157,206
  7. Austin
  8. $152,220
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $151,784
  11. Boston
  12. $149,498
  13. San Diego
  14. $144,117
  15. Chicago
  16. $142,065
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $138,805
  19. Atlanta
  20. $138,300
  21. Denver
  22. $130,416
  23. Minneapolis/St Paul
  24. $128,666
  25. Toronto
  26. C$126,512
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $121,571
  29. Dallas/Ft Worth
  30. $117,092
  31. Dublin
  32. €114,000
  33. London
  34. £69,840
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $168,048
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,227
  5. New York
  6. $157,206
  7. Austin
  8. $152,220
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $151,784
  11. Boston
  12. $149,498
  13. San Diego
  14. $144,117
  15. Chicago
  16. $142,065
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $138,805
  19. Atlanta
  20. $138,300
  21. Denver
  22. $130,416
  23. Minneapolis/St Paul
  24. $128,666
  25. Toronto
  26. C$126,512
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $121,571
  29. Dallas/Ft Worth
  30. $117,092
  31. Dublin
  32. €114,000
  33. London
  34. £69,840
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    Embedded Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, Other, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: