$80,599
Avg. Salary
$21.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,500

Bonus

$2,528

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Hardware Engineer is $21.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Hardware Engineer is $80,599 per year.

$15.00
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$21.16
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$49.60
90%
MEDIAN $21.16
$50k
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$81k
50%
$134k
90%
MEDIAN $80,599
$49,653 - $134,309
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MEDIAN: $80,599
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$0$143K
Salary $49,653 - $134,309
Bonus $201 - $19,967
Profit Sharing $47.50 - $22,500
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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$43,933 - $143,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 512
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $49.60
Hourly Tips $4.56
Overtime $20.00 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$143K
Bonus $201 - $19,967
Profit Sharing $47.50 - $22,500
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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$43,933 - $143,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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

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

Computer Hardware Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$150K

$111,910

$82,457

Google, Inc.
8 profiles
$80,000

Microsoft Corp
6 profiles
$96,398

Computer Hardware Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Hardware Engineer


Computer Hardware Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Fortunate workers who know verilog can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Java and C++. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in C and C++.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Computer Hardware Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Hardware Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 218 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Hardware Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Computer Hardware Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 49 salaries. A Computer Hardware Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

National Average: $78,644

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 77 percent, Computer Hardware Engineers in Santa Clara receive some of the highest pay in the country. Computer Hardware Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+31 percent), Austin (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). Computer Hardware Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Computer Hardware Engineers in Chicago bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (28 percent less) and Indianapolis (24 percent less).

Computer Hardware Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Hardware Engineer?

Computer Hardware Engineer in Hyderabad:
"Good communication skills."
Pros: Yes, im good in hyderabad city was me its great city to me and im also to go any where like shopping anything in hyderabad place to see the different location to have a greate idea to see different temples and more in hyderabad......
Cons: Every signals or temples and railways stations begger will there to asking money in roads im not good for it thaey all no idea to do jobs know in hyderabad.

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.

Computer Hardware Engineer in Indianapolis:
"The work is very enjoyable."
Pros: I enjoy designing analog circuits and interfacing them with MircoProcessors. This is honestly the best part of my job.
Cons: The raw lack of communication between young and older engineers.

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Key Stats for Computer Hardware Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

▲44%

Late-Career
▲36%

▲8%

National Average
$79,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

verilog
▲19%

National Average
$79,000

Board Design / Debug
▼2%




Computer Hardware Technician
▼6%

C
▼7%


C++
▼10%

Java
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%