A Computer Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $76,017 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Computer Hardware Technician, verilog, and Board Design / Debug.
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$48,315 - $123,199
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$48K
$76K
$120K
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$14.74 - $38.71
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MEDIAN: $20
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,315 - $123,199  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $10,213  
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$41,185 - $123,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $38.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$20.00 - $100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$50.00 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,185 - $123,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer hardware engineers develop computer hardware and systems, designing products such as computer chips, circuit boards, modems, and printers, among others. They assess the needs of their clients or organization related to computer hardware systems, recommending hardware that will fill that need. Computer hardware engineers create designs for hardware, developing options that include cost estimates and logistical details. During the development process, these engineers analyze and test hardware, helping resolve any problems that arise. Computer hardware engineers must be able to recommend inspections and suggest any modifications that would increase systems' performance. They review systems with colleagues to ensure they meet all relevant specifications and standards.

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Computer Hardware Engineer Tasks

  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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What is it like working as a Computer Hardware Engineer at Intel Corporation?

Computer Hardware Engineer in Folsom:
"Trying to be agile within a results-oriented culture."
Pros: Flexibility and the smart people I work with; keeps me engaged in helping the group deliver the best products possible to our customers!
Cons: Working in a big company it is hard to feel like you make a big impact.

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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 49%

verilog
up arrow 30%

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 11%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

C programming Language
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 1%

C++ Programming Language
0%

National Average
$72,000

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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