Computer Hardware Engineer Salary

Hardware engineering is a very big field linked to computer hardware, robotics, electronics engineering, chips and circuit boards. And computer hardware engineer is one of the highest paying jobs in the United States, the demand for hardware engineer is growing due to the increase of computer & technology companies in all around the world. There are very specific job titles with different salary ranges, as same as the computer engineer and software engineer. The average salary for hardware engineer is $112,760 per year, which is 10% higher than the salary for computer engineer.

HourlyWeeklyMonthlyAnnual
$54.21$2,168 $9,397 $112,768

Salary Range

Percentile10%25%50%75%90%
Hourly$33.03$42.30$54.84$67.90$80.30
Weekly$1,321$1,691$2,033$2715$3,212
Monthly$5,723$7,331$8,813$11,769$13,919
Yearly$68,710$87,980$105,764$141,230$167,030

Historical and Future Estimates

YearJuniorIntermediateSenior
2020$76,449$125,460$185,842
2019$74,712$122,610$181,621
2018$73,396$120,450$178,421
2017$70,319$115,400$170,941
2016$69,392$113,880$168,689
2015$68,710$112,760$167,030
2014$64,707$106,190$157,298
2013$61,935$99,150$146,870

Best-Paying U.S. Companies

Sony Electronics, Apple and Microsoft are the best companies to work if you want to make a lot of money.

YearHourlyMonthlyAnnual
Acer America$40.37$6,999$83,990
Alcatel-Lucent$53.96$9,353$112,232
AMD$58.72$10,178$122,135
Apple$78.87$13,670$164,044
Asus$42.85$7,427$89,125
BlackBerry$56.60$9,811$117,734
Canon$44.96$7,794$93,527
Cisco Systems$54.49$9,444$113,332
Dell$46.40$8,043$96,520
Foxconn$39.43$6,835$82,022
Fujitsu$43.38$7,519$90,226
Hewlett-Packard$47.61$8,252$99,028
Hitachi$37.70$6,535$78,430
IBM$41.26$7,152$85,825
Intel$68.29$11,837$142,038
Lenovo$37.03$6,419$77,022
LG Electronics$38.58$6,687$80,250
Microsoft$75.21$13,037$156,439
Motorola$64.58$11,195$134,336
Nokia$51.84$8,986$107,831
Qualcomm$52.44$9,089$109,065
Ricoh$41.71$7,230$86,770
Samsung$42.32$7,335$88,025
Sony Electronics$77.72$13,472$161,659
Toshiba$42.09$7,296$87,552

Highest Paying Job Titles

Computer manufacturer is the hottest job with high income and employment opportunities, some recommended companies are IBM, Sony and HP.

YearHourlyMonthlyAnnual
Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturer$59.25$10,270$123,235
Computer Repair Service Technician$37.03$6,419$77,022
Computer Systems Design Services$56.78$9,842$118,102
Data Center Design Hardware Engineer$50.25$8,711$104,530
Data Center Hardware Engineer$44.44$7,702$92,426
Electrical Computer Service Engineer$44.96$7,794$93,527
Electromedical & Control Instruments Manufacturer$52.27$9,061$108,730
Electronic Component Manufacturer$53.93$9,348$112,180
Hardware Design Engineer$48.67$8,436$101,229
Scientific Research & Development Services$52.90$9,169$110,031
Scientific Research & Development Services$50.99$8,838$106,050
Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component$55.54$9,628$115,533
Specialized Design Services$58.42$10,127$121,520

Highest-Paying Areas for Software Engineer

California is the ideal place for hardware engineer based on salary, benefits and opportunity for advancement.

AreaHourlyMonthlyYearly
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$68.77$11,920 $143,041
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH $64.54$11,187 $134,238
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA$64.01$11,095 $133,138
Boulder, CO$62.95$10,911 $130,937
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA$62.42$10,820 $129,837
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA$61.89$10,728 $128,737
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ$60.83$10,545 $126,536
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI$60.83$10,545 $126,536
Nassau-Suffolk, NY$60.31$10,453 $125,436
Corvallis, OR$59.78$10,361 $124,336
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai$58.19$10,086 $121,035
St. Mary's County, Maryland$57.13$9,903 $118,834

Salary by State

AreaHourlyMonthlyYearly
New York$58.19$10,086 $121,035
Mississippi$56.60$9,811 $117,734
Massachusetts$55.54$9,628 $115,533
California$53.96$9,353 $112,232
Georgia$51.31$8,894 $106,731
Connecticut$50.78$8,803 $105,630
Illinois$49.73$8,619 $103,430
New Jersey$49.73$8,619 $103,430
Rhode Island$48.67$8,436 $101,229
Hawaiʻi$48.14$8,344 $100,129
Virginia$48.14$8,344 $100,129
Alabama$48.14$8,344 $100,129
New Hampshire$47.61$8,252 $99,028
Michigan$47.61$8,252 $99,028
Montana$47.61$8,252 $99,028
Maryland$47.08$8,161 $97,928
Indiana$47.08$8,161 $97,928
North Carolina$46.55$8,069 $96,828
West Virginia$46.55$8,069 $96,828
Missouri$46.55$8,069 $96,828
Arkansas$46.55$8,069 $96,828
Washington$45.49$7,886 $94,627
Texas$45.49$7,886 $94,627
Vermont$44.96$7,794 $93,527
Florida$44.96$7,794 $93,527
Tennessee$44.44$7,702 $92,426
Oregon$44.44$7,702 $92,426
Ohio$44.44$7,702 $92,426
Wyoming$44.44$7,702 $92,426
North Dakota$44.44$7,702 $92,426
Iowa$43.91$7,611 $91,326
Delaware$43.91$7,611 $91,326
Oklahoma$43.91$7,611 $91,326
Nevada$43.38$7,519 $90,226
Kansas$42.85$7,427 $89,125
New Mexico$42.32$7,335 $88,025
Utah$42.32$7,335 $88,025
Pennsylvania$42.32$7,335 $88,025
Minnesota$42.32$7,335 $88,025
South Carolina$42.32$7,335 $88,025
Kentucky$41.79$7,244 $86,925
Maine$41.79$7,244 $86,925
Wisconsin$41.79$7,244 $86,925
Colorado$41.26$7,152 $85,825
Arizona$41.26$7,152 $85,825
Louisiana$40.73$7,060 $84,724
Alaska$39.67$6,877 $82,524
Nebraska$39.67$6,877 $82,524
Idaho$39.15$6,785 $81,423
South Dakota$37.56$6,510 $78,122

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