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How much does a Computer Hardware Engineer make in the United States?

Average Computer Hardware Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Computer Hardware Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $53.72. Hourly wages typically start from $31.52 and go up to $80.34.

Average Computer Hardware Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Computer Hardware Engineers earn a median salary of $111,730 per year. Salaries typically start from $65,570 and go up to $167,100.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States earn:

$80.34
an hour
$167,100
per year
Senior Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings

Senior Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States earn:

$67.92
an hour
$141,280
per year
Experienced Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings

Experienced Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States earn:

$53.72
an hour
$111,730
per year
Junior Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings

Junior Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States earn:

$41.49
an hour
$86,300
per year
Starting Computer Hardware Engineer Earnings

Starting Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States earn:

$31.52
an hour
$65,570
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Computer Hardware Engineer salary comparison

Computer Hardware Engineers earn more than 94% percent of Engineering careers. Computer Hardware Engineer salaries are in the top 91% of all careers in the United States.

Computer Hardware Engineer Salary $111k
Software Engineer Salary $98k
Nanosystems Engineer Salary $95k
Electrical Engineer Salary $93k
Environmental Engineer Salary $84k
Civil Engineer Salary $82k
Power Engineer Salary $58k
Explosives Worker Salary $52k

Historical salary for Computer Hardware Engineers in the United States

Computer Hardware Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in California $62.49 $129,990 # 1
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $54.70 $113,780 # 2
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Maryland $56.76 $118,060 # 3
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Virginia $56.49 $117,500 # 4
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $54.07 $112,470 # 5
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Arizona $51.50 $107,120 # 6
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $53.66 $111,610 # 7
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Vermont $51.62 $107,360 # 8
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Alabama $52.56 $109,320 # 9
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Texas $50.91 $105,890 # 10
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Colorado $51.98 $108,120 # 11
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Minnesota $49.61 $103,180 # 12
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in New York $50.64 $105,320 # 13
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Alaska $50.83 $105,730 # 14
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Iowa $46.72 $97,170 # 15
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Washington $49.64 $103,250 # 16
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in New Jersey $48.75 $101,400 # 17
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Connecticut $49.51 $102,980 # 18
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $50.68 $105,420 # 19
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Idaho $47.17 $98,110 # 20
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Missouri $49.20 $102,330 # 21
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Kentucky $47.54 $98,890 # 22
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in West Virginia $46.09 $95,870 # 23
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in New Mexico $46.23 $96,150 # 24
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Kansas $45.39 $94,400 # 25
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Georgia $47.10 $97,960 # 26
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $45.13 $93,870 # 27
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Illinois $42.99 $89,420 # 28
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Tennessee $40.73 $84,720 # 29
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Florida $44.16 $91,850 # 30
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in North Carolina $42.69 $88,800 # 31
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Mississippi $38.13 $79,310 # 32
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $43.42 $90,310 # 33
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Michigan $42.56 $88,530 # 34
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in South Carolina $42.27 $87,920 # 35
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Nevada $36.66 $76,250 # 36
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Ohio $42.71 $88,850 # 37
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Indiana $37.98 $79,000 # 38
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Louisiana $38.89 $80,880 # 39
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Nebraska $37.99 $79,020 # 40
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Hawaii $34.03 $70,780 # 41
Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Arkansas $33.59 $69,880 # 42
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Computer Hardware Engineer

Interested in becoming a Computer Hardware Engineer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good computer hardware engineer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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