Salary for Computer Hardware Engineers

Also known as:  Computer Hardware Designer, Computer Hardware Developer, Computer Hardware Engineer

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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 usually receives wages of around 80000 and 120000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Computer Hardware Engineers usually receive an average compensation of One Hundred One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per annum.

Computer Hardware Engineers make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they receive average pay levels of about $116660. Professionals that work in this career make the greatest compensation in Wholesale Trade, where they earn an average pay rate of $112030.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.16 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Computer Hardware Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $112,030
Wholesale Trade $104,140
Information $104,090
Manufacturing $103,020
Public Administration $101,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $100,850
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $75,440
Health Care and Social Assistance $81,310
Utilities $86,160
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $91,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises $93,020
Educational Services $94,050
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