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2021 Computer Hardware Engineers Salary Guide

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

Computer Hardware Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$119.6K

Growth

2%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Computer Hardware Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $70,100 $90,310 $119,560 $153,450 $192,110
Hourly Wage $33.70 $43.42 $57.48 $73.77 $92.36

How Much Do Computer Hardware Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$70,100
$90,310
$119,560
$153,450
$192,110
Hourly Wage
$33.70
$43.42
$57.48
$73.77
$92.36

What Do Computer Hardware Engineers Do?

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

Also known as:

Design Engineer, Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Hardware Engineer, Systems Integration Engineer

  • Update technical knowledge.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Select project materials.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

Computer Hardware Engineers Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 71,100 72,200 2% 4,900

Computer Hardware Engineers Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
71,100
72,200
2%
4,900

Computer Hardware Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Computer Hardware Engineers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management Computer Engineering, General Wright-Patterson Afb, OH More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 6
Amarillo College Computer Engineering, General Amarillo, TX 2 years: 11
Anderson University Computer Engineering, General Anderson, IN 4 years: 3
Arizona State University-Tempe Computer Engineering, General Tempe, AZ 4 years: 87
More than 4 years: 142
More than 4 years: 5
Arkansas Tech University Computer Engineering, General Russellville, AR 4 years: 1
Atlantis University Computer Engineering, General Miami, FL 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 3
Auburn University Computer Engineering, General Auburn, AL 4 years: 1
4 years: 122
More than 4 years: 4
More than 4 years: 47
Bellarmine University Computer Engineering, General Louisville, KY 4 years: 3
Benedict College Computer Engineering, General Columbia, SC 4 years: 8
Bethune-Cookman University Computer Engineering, General Daytona Beach, FL 4 years: 1

Computer Hardware Engineers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Computer Engineering, General
Wright-Patterson Afb, OH
More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 6
Computer Engineering, General
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 11
Computer Engineering, General
Anderson, IN
4 years: 3
Computer Engineering, General
Tempe, AZ
4 years: 87
More than 4 years: 142
More than 4 years: 5
Computer Engineering, General
Russellville, AR
4 years: 1
Computer Engineering, General
Miami, FL
4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 3
Computer Engineering, General
Auburn, AL
4 years: 1
4 years: 122
More than 4 years: 4
More than 4 years: 47
Computer Engineering, General
Louisville, KY
4 years: 3
Computer Engineering, General
Columbia, SC
4 years: 8
Computer Engineering, General
Daytona Beach, FL
4 years: 1

Computer Hardware Engineers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
ADAS Evaluation Engineer Belcan Ann Arbor, Michigan 09/23/2021 No
Advanced Electrical Engineer Moseley Technical Services Pittsfield, Massachusetts 09/24/2021 No
Advanced Electrical Project Engineer Honeywell Alpharetta, Georgia 09/24/2021 Yes
Advanced Hardware Engineer (circuit designer) Honeywell Phoenix, Arizona 09/24/2021 Yes
Aircraft Avionics Installation Designer L3Harris Phoenix, Arizona 09/24/2021 Yes
Application Engineer - Analog Layout Implementation - Los Angeles, CA Cadence Design Systems, Inc. San Jose, California 09/24/2021 Yes
ASIC Engineer Intern, Architecture Facebook Sunnyvale, California 09/24/2021 Yes
ASIC Engineering Intern Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Roseville, California 09/24/2021 No
ASIC RTL Design Engineer, Networking Google Sunnyvale, California 09/23/2021 Yes
Associate Designer, Digital VF Corporation Stratham, New Hampshire 09/24/2021 Yes

Computer Hardware Engineers Jobs .

Location

Seattle, WA San Jose, CA Dallas, TX Tampa, FL Indianapolis, IN Boston, MA Raleigh, NC Washington, DC Tempe, AZ San Antonio, TX Nashville, TN Houston, TX Durham, NC Atlanta, GA Iselin, NJ Ft Worth, TX Ft Lauderdale, FL Edina, MN Downers Grove, IL Detroit, MI New York, NY Redmond, WA Austin, TX Santa Clara, CA El Segundo, CA Virtual, USA San Diego, CA Tucson, AZ San Francisco, CA Huntsville, AL Greensboro, NC Cincinnati, OH Chicago, IL Charlotte, NC Albuquerque, NM Los Angeles, CA Denver, CO Alpharetta, GA Phoenix, AZ Livermore, CA Colorado Springs, CO Westminster, CO Sunnyvale, CA Orlando, FL Mountain View, CA Columbus, OH Bloomington, MN Auburn Hills, MI Tulsa, OK Sarasota, FL Rtp, NC Richmond, VA Plymouth, MI Oklahoma City, OK New Orleans, LA Minneapolis, MN Mclean, VA Manassas, VA Frisco, TX Cleveland, OH Boulder, CO Baltimore, MD Aurora, CO Ash River, MN Tallahassee, FL Sterling Heights, MI Springfield, IL Severn, MD Scott Afb, IL Salt Lake City, UT Saint Charles, MO Sacramento, CA Rochester, NY Richardson, TX Platteville, WI New York City, NY Mckinney, TX Long Beach, CA Kennedy Space Center, FL Jersey City, NJ Hunt Valley, MD Honolulu, HI Herndon, VA Fort Wayne, IN Elizabeth City, NC Des Moines, IA Dearborn, MI Cedar Rapids, IA Cambridge, MA Boise, ID Bingham Farms, MI Bellevue, WA Akron, OH Worcester, MA Winona, MN West Deptford, NJ Wayne, NJ Waterford, CT Warner Robins, GA Warminster, PA Vancouver, WA Twinsburg, OH Topeka, KS Texas, USA Tewksbury, MA Stratham, NH St. Petersburg, FL Springfield, MO Shakopee, MN Scottsdale, AZ Savannah, GA Sandy, UT Salem, OR Round Rock, TX Roswell, GA Rochester, MN Reston, VA Portland, OR Plano, TX Pittsburgh, PA Palo Alto, CA Olympia, WA Oakton, VA North Las Vegas, NV Newport News, VA Newbury Park, CA Nashua, NH Moorestown, NJ Moon Township, PA Montpelier, VT Miami, FL Memphis, TN Melbourne, FL Manchester, NH Madison, WI Louisville, KY Littleton, CO Little Rock, AR Kings Bay, GA Irvine, CA Huntington Beach, CA Greenwood Village, CO Greenville, TX Greenbelt, MD Germantown, MD Fremont, CA Fort Worth, TX Fort Stewart, GA Fort Lauderdale, FL Forest, MS Fargo, ND Evendale, OH Endicott, NY Dublin, OH Dover, DE Corning, NY College Station, TX Cheyenne, WY Chestnut Ridge, NY Centennial, CO Cape Canaveral, FL Canoga Park, CA Camden, NJ Buffalo, NY Bossier City, LA Billings, MT Bethesda, MD Berkeley, MO Battle Creek, MI Atlantic City, NJ Arlington, VA Annapolis Junction, MD Ann Arbor, MI Anchorage, AK Albany, NY Albany, GA Zeeland, MI York, PA Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH Woods Hole, MA Woodmont Beach, WA Woburn, MA Wilmington, NC Wichita Falls, TX Westford, MA West Palm Beach, FL West Henrietta, NY Wauwatosa, WI Waterloo, NY Washington Dc, VA Washington Dc, DC Waltham, MA Waco, TX Vienna, OH Us, NV Upton, NY Tysons, VA Twentynine Palms, CA Troy, MI Trenton, NJ Tremont, IL Torrance, CA Tooele, UT Tomah, WI Terre Haute, IN Taylor, MI Syracuse, NY Sunrise, FL Sumter, SC Sugar Land, TX Suffield, CT Sterling, VA Stennis Space Center, MS St. Paul, MN St. Joseph, MO St. Joseph, MI Springfield, VA Spring Lake, NC Spartanburg, SC Sparrows Point, MD Southfield, MI South Portland, ME Somerville, MA Skaneateles Falls, NY Sioux City, IA Simi Valley, CA Sierra Vista, AZ Shelton, CT Sharonville, OH Shalimar, FL Selmer, TN Sedgwick, KS Seal Beach, CA Santa Fe, NM San Juan, PR Saint Paul, MN Roy, UT Roseville, CA Rome, NY Rogers, AR Rockville, MD Robins Afb, GA Riverdale, MD Riley, KS Ridgeland, SC Ridgeland, MS Ridgefield Park, NJ Ridgecrest, CA Remote, USA Redstone Arsenal, AL Raritan, NJ Provo, UT Providence, RI Portsmouth, NH Portland, ME Port Clinton, OH Ponce, PR Plymouth, MN Pittsfield, MA Pierre, SD Philadelphia, PA Peoria, IL Pekin, IL Pearl River, NY Peapack And Gladstone, NJ Peabody, MA Patuxent River Estates, MD Palm Bay, FL Owego, NY Overland Park, KS Omaha, NE Old Westbury, NY Oakland, CA Oak Ridge, TN Novi, MI Norwich, CT Northridge, CA North Haven, CT North Chicago, IL Norcross, GA Newport, RI Newark, CA New Castle, DE Nevada, USA Nellis Afb, NV Naval Business Center, PA Mountlake Terrace, WA Mount Prospect, IL Mount Laurel, NJ Mounds View, MN Mossville, IL Mooresville, NC Moody Afb, GA Montville, NJ Montgomery, AL Monterey, CA Mobile, AL Minot, ND Milwaukee, WI Milpitas, CA Metairie, LA Mesa, AZ Meridian, ID Maywood, IL Massachusetts, USA Marion, MA Marietta, GA Macon, GA Lowell, MI Los Angeles, USA Longmont, CO Lompoc, CA Logan Township, NJ Lodi, NJ Lititz, PA Linthicum, MD Linthicum Heights, MD Linden, NJ Lincolnshire, IL Lincoln, NE Libertyville, IL Lexington, MA Lexington Park, MD Lemoore, CA Lees Summit, MO Leavenworth, KS Las Vegas, NV Las Colinas, TX Largo, FL Lansing, MI Lancaster, SC Lancaster, OH Lakewood, CO Lake Oswego, OR Lake Forest, CA Lake Buena Vista, FL Kulpsville, PA Kokomo, IN Kohler, WI Kodiak Island, AK Knoxville, TN Kirkland, WA Kingsville, TX Killeen, TX Kent, WA Kansas City, MO Jupiter, FL Juneau, AK Juncos, PR Johnstown, PA Johnson City, NY Jefferson City, MO Janesville, WI Jamaica, NY Jacksonville, AR Jackson, MS Holloman Afb, NM Hill Afb, UT Helena, MT Hebron, OH Hazelwood, MO Hawthorne, CA Hauppauge, NY Hartford, CT Harrisburg, PA Harmony, PA Hampton, VA Hampton, GA Green Bay, WI Great Falls, MT Gray Butte / Palmdale, CA Goleta, CA Glendale, CA Glen Allen, VA Gila Bend, AZ Gainesville, TX Ft. Mcpherson, GA Ft. Gordon, GA Frankfort, KY Fort Sam Houston, TX Fort Mill, SC Fort Greely, AK Fort Gordon, GA Fort Collins, CO Fort Carson, CO Fort Bragg, NC Fort Benning, GA Flagstaff, AZ Fayetteville, AR Fairfax, VA Fairborn, OH Everett, WA Englewood, CO El Centro, CA Eglin Afb, FL Eden Prairie, MN East Rutherford, NJ Duluth, MN Duluth, GA Downey, CA Devens, MA Des Plaines, IL Dayton, OH Davenport, IA Daleville, AL Dahlonega, GA Crane, IN Cranbury, NJ Corpus Christi, TX Coralville, IA Cookeville, TN Concord, NH Columbus, GA Columbia, SC Clearfield, UT Clay, NY City Of Lakewood, CO Chevy Chase, MD Chattanooga, TN Charlottesville, VA Charleston, WV Charleston, SC Chandler, AZ Castleton, NY Cary, NC Cary Hq, NC Carson City, NV Carrollton, KY Carlsbad, CA Carlisle, PA California, USA California, MD Burlington, VT Burlington, MA Brunswick, GA Broomfield, CO Brooklyn, NY Bridgeport, CT Brentwood, TN Bozeman, MT Bohemia, NY Bloomfield, CT Bismarck, ND Birmingham, AL Binghamton, NY Biloxi, MS Billerica, MA Bedford, MA Beaverton, OR Baton Rouge, LA Barstow, CA Barnstable, MA Baraboo, WI Augusta, ME Augusta, GA Arkansas, USA Appleton, WI Annapolis, MD Andover, MA Altus, OK Addison, TX Abilene, TX Aberdeen, SD Aberdeen, MD 32 Sweeney Blvd, USA 3130 Victoria Blvd, USA
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Company

Microsoft Corporation General Dynamics Information Technology Humana Facebook L3Harris Raytheon Technologies The Boeing Company Amazon Corporate LLC Facebook Salesforce.com, Inc Amazon Corporate LLC Xylem Actalent Dell Jacobs Northrop Grumman Amazon.com Services, Inc. Google Sandia National Laboratories Qualtrics SAIC CACI International Cisco BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Volvo Group J&J Family of Companies Micron Technology, Inc. Moseley Technical Services Qualcomm Skyworks Teledyne Technologies General Dynamics Information Technology Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Honeywell Kelly Services Raymond James Financial, Inc. Robert Half Siemens Texas Instruments Applied Materials Fiat Chrysler Automobile General Dynamics Mission Systems Lowe's Qualis Corporation BAE Systems Belcan Bosch Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Comcast Leidos Medtronic NoVA (U of M) Samsung Electronics America Tenet Healthcare West Yost Abbott Aerojet Rocketdyne Amazon Corporate LLC Benchmark Electronics DXC Technology Ford Motor Company Fortive Corporation Georgia Employer Grundfos Americas Corporation MICROSOFT CORP Millennium Corporation Motion Recruitment Partners PDS Tech Inc Renesas TAD PGS, Inc. University of Colorado Vector CSP LLC AMETEK, Inc. AT&T AbbVie Acara Solutions Alcatel-Lucent Ball Aerospace Bucher & Christian Consulting, Inc. dba BCforward CTG Cardinal Health Cedars-Sinai Charter Communications/Spectrum Cree D'Angelo Technologies, LLC ENSCO Avionics, Inc. Eaton Corporation Evolent Health General Dynamics Information Technology General Electric HAECO Americas Information Management Group, Inc. Jabil Kaiser Permanente Keysight Technologies NCR New York Institute of Technology Palo Alto Networks Snap Inc. Sonalysts, Inc. SpaceX Square T-Solutions, Inc. TekSynap Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Textron VF Corporation Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration World Wide Technology 2nd Watch, Inc. AGCO Corporation AMAZON.COM SERVICES INC ARES Holding Corporation ASRC Federal Holding Company Accenture Advantage Solutions AeroVironment Air Combat Command Air Education and Training Command Aktivax, Inc, Dba Aktiv Pharma Group Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Amazon Corporate LLC Amazon Data Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company Amentum Ameriprise Financial Antech Diagnostics Anvil Corporation Apex Systems Asurion AvistaHR Bank of America Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence Belcan LLC Boston Engineering Corporation Bridgestone Americas, Inc Brookhaven National Laboratory Burns & McDonnell COLSA Corporation Capital One Services, LLC Capital One Cardiovascular Systems Inc Charter Communications/Spectrum Chenega Corporation Cigna Citigroup City of Cincinnati City of Lakewood Cloudflare Inc Cloudflare, Inc. CompuCom Conduent Corning Incorporated Credence Management Solutions, LLC Criterion Systems Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. CyrusOne DEKA Research & Development DISH Danaher Corporation Data Device Corporation Data Dimensions, LLC Dematic DigitalGlobe DineEquity Dominion Energy Draper Dynetics EY Entrust Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Evolver, Inc. FLIR Systems FUJIFILM Foresight Intelligence GE Appliances, a Haier company Garmin Goddard Space Flight Center Greene, Tweed & Co. HP, Inc. HP, Inc. Health Resources and Services Administration Hill-Rom Holcim (US) Inc. Home Depot Huntington Ingalls Industries Ilitch Holdings Innovation Associates, Inc. Insulectro Integer Issuer Direct Corporation John F. Kennedy Space Center John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System KBR KBR KOHLER CO LMS Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Lewco Inc LinQuest Logitech Loyola Luminator Technology Group MGM Resorts International MIT Lincoln Laboratory ManTech Marotta Controls MetaOption, LLC Microchip Technology Inc. Missouri State University Montana State University Motorola Solutions, Inc. Motorola Solutions Mozaic My Business Resource LLC Naval Sea Systems Command Nordstrom NuScale Power NuVasive, Inc. Oasis Systems, Inc. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Page Southerland Page, Inc. Pandora Media, LLC Pfizer Inc. Pitney Bowes Polaris Industries Inc Precise Solutions Premera Blue Cross Procter & Gamble Project Design Consultants PruittHealth PwC Quality Consulting Group QuantiTech, Inc. Radiant Vision Systems Rose International Inc. SAS Institute Inc. SE Solutions SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY (NRM) SMS Data Products Group Safran Salelytics, LLC Savant Sherwin-Williams Smartronix Snapon Social & Scientific Systems (S-3) Southwest Airlines Company StackPath Stanley Acess Technologies State of Wyoming Sumaria Systems, Inc. System One THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY TRI-COR Industries, Inc Telos Corporation Terracon Consultants, Inc. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company The Mount Sinai Health System The Sherwin-Williams Company The Walt Disney Company Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Trimble Inc. Trintech Tuknik Government Services LLC US Engineering Company United States Fleet Forces Command UnitedHealth Group Uniti UnityPoint Health Univision Communications, Inc VMware Viasat, Inc. Vuzix Corporation WESTECH ENGINEERING, INC. Warner Media LLC Watlow Winona Inc Weatherford WellSpan Health Whirlpool Corporation Zebra Technologies
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Belcan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
09/23/2021
No
Moseley Technical Services
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
09/24/2021
No
Honeywell
Alpharetta, Georgia
09/24/2021
Yes
Honeywell
Phoenix, Arizona
09/24/2021
Yes
L3Harris
Phoenix, Arizona
09/24/2021
Yes
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
San Jose, California
09/24/2021
Yes
Facebook
Sunnyvale, California
09/24/2021
Yes
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Roseville, California
09/24/2021
No
Google
Sunnyvale, California
09/23/2021
Yes
VF Corporation
Stratham, New Hampshire
09/24/2021
Yes

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