Computer Hardware Engineers

Training Requirements for Computer Hardware Engineers

Computer hardware engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Computer hardware engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 3.9
Some College 10.5
Associates Degree 8.2
Bachelors Degree 47.5
Masters Degree 25.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.4

Employment Outlook for Computer Hardware Engineers

This represents about 77,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more computer hardware engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 18,000 more.

Typical Income for Computer Hardware Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,computer hardware engineers make $57.07 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer hardware engineers $32.15 $42.45 $55.33 $70.24 $82.70
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, computer hardware engineers make $118,700 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer hardware engineers $66,870 $88,290 $115,080 $146,110 $172,010
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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