Average Computer Hardware Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Computer Hardware Engineer is $81,057.
MEDIAN $81,057
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$51k - $128k
$195 - $21k
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$55 - $20k
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$48k - $134k

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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Computer Hardware Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $108,387. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $96,800 and $82,000, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $68,784. Hewlett-Packard Company and Google, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,000 and $80,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Computer Hardware Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, C Programming Language, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and C++ Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineer

An entry-level Computer Hardware Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,470 based on 205 salaries. An early career Computer Hardware Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,113 based on 224 salaries. A mid-career Computer Hardware Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,797 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Computer Hardware Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,928 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,000.
Employees with Computer Hardware Engineer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (21.4% more) and New York, New York (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (7.6% less) and Houston, Texas (7.5% less).

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