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Hardware Validation Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$102,092 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Hardware Validation Engineer is $102,092 a year and $49 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Hardware Validation Engineer is between $71,560 and $126,814. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Designs test equipment in the R&D lab, as part of the Hardware Testing Engineering team, for prototypes of machinery; develops the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team; and assures the equipment is cutting-edge and reliable.
  • Provides input on designs to improve hardware until it meets company standards of quality and reliability, working closely with Design Engineers.
  • Develops test plans for highly complex platforms, such as validating the interaction of multiple pieces of equipment at the networking and subsystem levels, and diagnoses highly complex hardware or software issues.
  • Oversees overall system validation of consumer hardware.
Hardware Validation Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer Hardware Engineers

Job family population: 66,770

Estimated population of Hardware Validation Engineer jobs: 28,854

Rate of error: 4.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Hardware Validation Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Hardware Test Engineer
May 20
Chicago, IL, USA
Hardware Test Engineer If you are a Hardware Test Engineer with experience, please read on! We are ... level design validation -Following test plans for board level design validation -Creating ...
Test Engineer (hardware)
Apr 30
Round Lake, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Verification Test Engineer (hardware) Duration: 6+ months Location: Round Lake IL Essential Duties ... Develop verification and validation electromechanical device * Develop and execute test cases that ...
Hardware Verification Engineer
Apr 30
Round Lake, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Kelly Services is now hiring a Hardware Test Engineer for a 5 month contract position located in ... Develop verification and validation electromechanical device * Test experience as related to new ...
Electrical - Hardware Engineer
May 1
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Job Scope of the Electrical - Hardware Engineer: You will report to the DIrector of Engineering as ... Product validation and testing including final analysis and development of tests, reports, and ...
Product Engineer - Mixed-Signal IC / ASIC
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Reliability & Validation · Provide support of new product design efforts using the Product ... Preferred Qualifications: · Project management · Knowledge of hardware and software interaction ...
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