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Hardware Engineer salary in Orange County

Average Base Salary in Orange County

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: 140,000
Min: $140K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Hardware Engineer Make in Orange County?

The average salary for a Hardware Engineer in Orange County is $145,000. The average additional cash compensation for a Hardware Engineer in Orange County is $8,750. The average total compensation for a Hardware Engineer in Orange County is $153,750. Hardware Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Hardware Engineer employees in Orange County.

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best-paying cities for Hardware Engineer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Chicago, Remote, Colorado and Charleston.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$165,460
+ 18% (135,758)
Chicago, IL$159,850
+ 15% (135,758)
+ 15% (135,758)
Colorado, CO$154,508
+ 12% (135,758)
Charleston, SC$152,500
+ 11% (135,758)
Charlotte, NC$152,500
+ 11% (135,758)
Birmingham, AL$152,500
+ 11% (135,758)
Los Angeles, CA$149,900
+ 9% (135,758)
Washington DC$146,583
+ 7% (135,758)
San Diego, CA$146,222
+ 7% (135,758)

Hardware Engineer Salary by gender

The average Hardware Engineer salary for women is $140,000 and the average Hardware Engineer salary for men is $150,000.

Hardware Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Hardware Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $140,000.

Hardware Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Hardware Engineer salary ranges in Orange County are $150k - $160k and .

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Orange County

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Implementation Specialist$68,500
Min: $55K
Max: $85K
QA Analyst$69,950
Min: $47K
Max: $110K
Junior Software Engineer$81,038
Min: $61K
Max: $90K
Front End Developer$97,930
Min: $68K
Max: $140K
Software Test Engineer$99,400
Min: $69K
Max: $175K
QA Engineer$99,667
Min: $84K
Max: $115K
Sales Engineer$101,667
Min: $75K
Max: $145K
Android Developer$110,000
Min: $110K
Max: $110K
iOS Developer$113,714
Min: $85K
Max: $140K
Software Developer$114,233
Min: $103K
Max: $125K
Automation Engineer$117,500
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer$120,571
Min: $78K
Max: $150K
Systems Engineer$122,667
Min: $100K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer$125,000
Min: $90K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer$130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
QA Manager$130,000
Min: $120K
Max: $140K
App Developer$130,000
Min: $130K
Max: $130K
Full Stack Developer$133,175
Min: $103K
Max: $150K
DevOps Engineer$133,929
Min: $112K
Max: $190K
Game Developer$134,000
Min: $134K
Max: $134K
Senior Software Developer$140,000
Min: $140K
Max: $140K
Hardware Engineer$145,000
Min: $140K
Max: $150K
Senior Software Engineer$145,818
Min: $105K
Max: $240K
Senior Data Engineer$146,000
Min: $146K
Max: $146K
Software Engineer$147,750
Min: $105K
Max: $200K
Director of Software Engineering$148,600
Min: $118K
Max: $165K
Database Administrator$150,750
Min: $137K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager$151,000
Min: $107K
Max: $205K
Salesforce Developer$152,500
Min: $85K
Max: $220K
Data Architect$154,143
Min: $115K
Max: $190K
Lead Software Engineer$156,500
Min: $135K
Max: $192K
Cloud Engineer$160,000
Min: $160K
Max: $160K
Principal Software Engineer$187,429
Min: $137K
Max: $300K
Design Engineer$200,000
Min: $200K
Max: $200K
Vice President of Engineering$200,000
Min: $200K
Max: $200K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$245,000
Min: $200K
Max: $290K
CIO (Chief Information Officer)$310,000
Min: $310K
Max: $310K



What does a hardware engineer do?

Hardware engineers design, build and test all hardware components of computers and related devices including circuit boards and processors, computer routers, gaming consoles, mobile devices as well as Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.

How to become a hardware engineer?

Hardware engineer candidates are expected to have a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited institution in computer engineering, electrical engineering, IT or a similar field. Candidates require several years of experience in hardware, network, PCB and/or computer system design before entering a hardware engineer role. Knowledge in the areas of EDA and PCB tools, scripting languages (Bash, MATLAB, Perl, PHP, Python), IT systems, and product development are also recommended.

How much does a hardware engineer make?


The salary range for a hardware engineer is $76K-$253K. The average salary for a Hardware Engineer in Orange County is $145,000.

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Average Hardware Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Hardware Engineer make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $150,000 on average.

Recent Hardware Engineer salaries in Orange County

Yearly Salary
A Hardware Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
1,000+ Employees
Orange County
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$7,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Orange County