Salary for Computer Hardware Engineers

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Computer hardware engineers work in collaboration, and sometimes as supervisors, of engineering technicians, designers, and support personnel to develop and modify product prototypes according to user need. They may also serve as technical consultants to other teams during product development and implementation. Additionally, these professionals may examine existing hardware systems to ensure compliance with required system specifications, and determine the layout of hardware modifications. These professionals may also work in collaboration with software developers to ensure that operational and performance requirements are met. The majority of individuals in this field have Bachelor's degrees, although in some cases experience may be substituted.

A Computer Hardware Engineer can receive salaries ranging between $70,100 - $192,110 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average pay level of one hundred and twenty-six thousand one hundred and fourty dollars yearly.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Washington, where they can get compensation, on average, of near $168,320. People with this job title are paid most highly in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn pay of $145,650.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.58 percent nationwide in that time.


Computer Hardware Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade