Computer hardware engineer earnings by seniority

75th percentile

Senior-level computer hardware engineer earnings begin at:

$79.29 per hour

$164,930 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level computer hardware engineer earnings begin at:

$61.62 per hour

$128,170 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level computer hardware engineer earnings begin at:

$48.02 per hour

$99,880 per year

10th percentile

Starting level computer hardware engineer earnings begin at:

$37.07 per hour

$77,100 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Computer hardware engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Utah $99,930
South Dakota $99,510
Tennessee $99,510
Wisconsin $98,280
Ohio $96,740
Idaho $96,640
Indiana $96,140
Kansas $80,340
Missouri $78,670
Puerto Rico $78,090
Montana $77,680
Louisiana $76,930
Mississippi $74,150
Kentucky $62,990
California $164,980
Nevada $161,630
Washington $152,460
Virginia $134,780
Alaska $131,590
New Hampshire $129,270
New Jersey $128,870
Colorado $128,460
Massachusetts $128,100
Maryland $127,690
Oregon $127,690
Vermont $127,690
Alabama $123,430
Texas $122,900
North Carolina $121,110
Arizona $120,700
Florida $119,770
New York $118,060
West Virginia $116,130
Connecticut $110,440
Oklahoma $109,260
District of Columbia $107,140
South Carolina $104,770
Illinois $104,670
Arkansas $104,410
Hawaii $102,910
Pennsylvania $102,910
Michigan $102,730
Rhode Island $102,390
Nebraska $102,280
Minnesota $100,880
Georgia $100,380
Iowa $100,050

How do computer hardware engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Computer hardware engineers earn 10% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than sales engineers.

Career Median Salary
Computer hardware engineer salary $128K
Aerospace engineer salary $122K
Chemical engineer salary $106K
Nuclear engineer salary $120K
Sales engineer salary $104K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)