Firmware is a type of software that allows a corresponding piece of hardware to function. For example, the audiovisual system of a television is a type of firmware. A Firmware Developer spends time designing and programming firmware for a company's products. They have extensive knowledge in coding languages like Python, C++, and Java. They also demonstrate skills in handling hardware.
Most employers require their Firmware Developers to have a college diploma. Employed American Firmware Developers commonly hold degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology. In fact, many Firmware Developers take the time to hone their craft even longer than most and end up pursuing Master's degrees.
A Firmware Developer in the United States earns an average yearly salary of roughly about $90,000. That's more or less $45 an hour. Though, some can make a six-figure salary with enough experience and in the right company. Employers like Blackberry, Wahoo Fitness, and Immersion pay their Firmware Developers a highly competitive, above-average yearly wage of $120,000 or more.