Embedded Engineer Salary in Washington D.C.

Embedded Engineer Job Description

Embedded engineers can work on anything from a wireless router and mobile phone to a washing machine. Their role is described as "embedded" because it touches code that's part of a device that often includes updated hardware and mechanical parts. Embedded engineers work on a computer system that also has a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical structure. At times, these techs are teamed alongside analog engineers to collaborate on hardware selection, schematic drawings and debugging. They have knowledge of OS such as Windows CE, C++, ThreadX, Linux, writing code, software design and a good grasp of interrupts.

Embedded engineers may perform a review on technical documents and code. They implement detection techniques for errors to improve input and reduce packet loss, as well as planning compression schemes. Embedded engineers can be tasked with creating scalable software systems. They also know about implementing RF signals, as well a testing in CANoe and CANalyzer simulation devices.

Living and Working in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. has an economy that's constantly growing. It's structure is built on government, as well as education and tourism. Washington has 176 foreign embassies and plenty of political organizations. The city is expanding in tech and has a large number of venture capital firms to help startups take off.

Being the nation's capital, D.C. has tourists that come from miles around to visit the museums and other attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial, the White House and the Smithsonian. It has plenty of events during the year, like the popular Cherry Blossom Festival.

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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. $171,970
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $162,947
  5. Seattle
  6. $154,026
  7. New York
  8. $153,221
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $151,866
  11. Boston
  12. $148,520
  13. Austin
  14. $145,531
  15. Denver
  16. $144,235
  17. Chicago
  18. $135,542
  19. San Diego
  20. $132,857
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $122,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$120,730
  25. London
  26. £74,363
  27. France
  28. €57,695
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $171,970
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $162,947
  5. Seattle
  6. $154,026
  7. New York
  8. $153,221
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $151,866
  11. Boston
  12. $148,520
  13. Austin
  14. $145,531
  15. Denver
  16. $144,235
  17. Chicago
  18. $135,542
  19. San Diego
  20. $132,857
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $122,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$120,730
  25. London
  26. £74,363
  27. France
  28. €57,695
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Where Embedded Engineers are highest in demand

    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: