Computer Hardware Engineer Salary

computer-hardware-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgComputer hardware engineers develop, design, and research computer equipment for various uses, including commercial, scientific, military, and industrial.

Salary

The average annual salary of computer hardware engineers is $103,980. The bottom 10% earns $63,970 yearly, while the highest 10% earns at least $150,130 yearly. The median salary is $100,920.

The best industries for employment are computer systems design and related services (16,580 employed at $104,120 on average); semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing (14,060; $105,380); and computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing (10,270; $110,400). The top paying industry is software publishing, which pays on average $115,920 annually.

The top paying states are Michigan ($116,380), California ($114,560), and Massachusetts ($111,140).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of computer hardware engineers is expected to increase by 7% between 2012-2022, which is slower than average.

Computer Hardware Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $65,550 $102,550 $137,630 $99,530
Alaska $62,550 $82,850 $101,290 $83,120
Arizona $65,850 $92,380 $128,960 $94,290
Arkansas $46,390 $81,820 $127,320 $83,290
California $70,030 $113,270 $166,200 $114,560
Colorado $65,270 $104,300 $155,800 $107,620
Connecticut $60,530 $91,370 $121,460 $90,520
Florida $64,800 $95,670 $132,530 $96,960
Georgia $52,980 $87,970 $119,910 $87,660
Hawaii $60,840 $91,740 $121,010 $91,150
Idaho $53,000 $69,300 $109,420 $74,400
Illinois $51,190 $79,980 $138,850 $87,350
Indiana $53,080 $74,390 $117,200 $85,010
Iowa $68,810 $109,990 $139,360 $105,380
Kansas $51,470 $78,420 $97,560 $76,210
Kentucky $43,490 $81,370 $137,550 $83,700
Louisiana $43,690 $79,190 $133,680 $80,310
Maryland $63,650 $104,490 $150,290 $105,250
Massachusetts $76,830 $109,170 $153,740 $111,140
Michigan $57,010 $93,790 NA $116,380
Minnesota $66,140 $97,950 $143,480 $100,900
Mississippi $48,100 $79,410 NA $97,510
Missouri $45,490 $82,310 $116,420 $81,110
Montana $55,500 $93,410 $138,500 $93,700
Nebraska $53,540 $81,810 $115,940 $82,090
Nevada $67,240 $96,130 $121,750 $95,370
New Hampshire $59,940 $91,820 $137,360 $93,230
New Jersey $70,480 $102,810 $148,870 $105,050
New Mexico $74,530 $95,270 $134,810 $98,740
New York $66,490 $100,910 $147,860 $103,760
North Carolina $69,460 $109,000 $148,910 $107,940
Ohio $49,720 $87,780 $120,390 $85,270
Oklahoma $43,810 $69,510 $116,080 $74,870
Pennsylvania $51,640 $74,780 $118,960 $81,500
Rhode Island $64,490 $100,730 $140,060 $100,390
South Carolina $63,040 $90,350 $121,350 $91,520
South Dakota $56,080 $76,270 $112,810 $79,820
Tennessee $61,010 $81,330 $115,070 $82,550
Texas $64,050 $96,490 $140,700 $98,210
Utah $50,430 $76,640 $118,140 $79,730
Vermont $63,750 $91,240 $144,440 $96,340
Virginia $66,840 $106,350 $152,640 $107,010
Washington $72,020 $103,190 $150,080 $107,860
West Virginia $45,240 $89,370 $120,230 $86,010