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Average Entry-Level Computer Hardware Engineer Salary

$73,110
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,932
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Computer Hardware Engineer is $73,110.
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What Do Computer Hardware Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Hardware Engineers?

Skills in Computer Hardware Technician are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Board Design / Debug, C Programming Language, Engineering Design and C++ Programming Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineers?

An early career Computer Hardware Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,569 based on 180 salaries. A mid-career Computer Hardware Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,943 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Computer Hardware Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,126 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,859.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Computer Hardware Engineer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (9.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 371 survey responses.
Early Career
48.5%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
9.4%