Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Embedded Linux

United States Location

Phoenix - Mesa
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 12/1/21 to 11/30/22

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$5,600 at 4.37%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 1 Month: $128,258 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $111,826 & $144,690; and, 5% of Jobs top $168,480.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$335,911 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 12/1/21 to 11/30/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $176,276
5% $168,480
10% $159,541
25% $144,690
33% $138,635
50% $128,258
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $125,199 $131,317
25% $120,500 $136,016
33% $117,881 $138,635
50% $111,826 $144,690
67% $104,508 $152,009
95% $80,240 $176,276
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 1 Month $121,795 $6,463 at 5.31%
6 Years and 1 Month $128,258 $5,600 at 4.37%
7 Years and 1 Month $133,858 $4,941 at 3.69%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases rapidly in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and approaches a ceiling with maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is equal to that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $43,410 at the low experience of Entry Level; $128,258 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $157,586 at the top experience of 13 Years and 2 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 8 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 12/1/21 to 11/30/22.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low Entry Level $43,410 $30,676 at 70.67%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $128,258 $5,600 at 4.37%
Top 13 Years and 2 Months $157,586 $2,879 at 1.83%



Software development, using C++ programming language on an embedded Linux platform, is the position's primary responsibility.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Linux;
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
7.7% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
25.8% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
51.6% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
17.4% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
31.6% of job descriptions;
25.2% of job descriptions;
27.1% of job descriptions;
Device Driver,
24.5% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
5.2% of job descriptions;
7.7% of job descriptions;
Wind River VxWorks,
25.8% of job descriptions;
23.9% of job descriptions.


Phoenix, AZ

Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Cashion, Cave Creek, Chandler, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Guadalupe, Maricopa, Mesa, Oracle, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Pinal, San Manuel, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Superior, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Wickenburg and Youngtown.

These locations are all included in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).