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 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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Finance and Insurance
$145,650
Information
$132,450
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$128,100
Manufacturing
$127,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$126,950
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$120,380

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$65,610
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$75,520
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,650
Transportation and Warehousing
$98,350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$99,670
Retail Trade
$112,070