Computer hardware engineers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, computer hardware engineers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy computer hardware engineers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Mechatronics engineer
3.5
$99k
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$117k
Biochemical engineer
3.5
$99k
Industrial designer
3.5
$67k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are computer hardware engineers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do computer hardware engineers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as computer hardware engineers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are computer hardware engineer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are computer hardware engineers making the best use of their abilities?

Are computer hardware engineers happy with their salary?