The median annual wage for computer hardware engineers was $111,730 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $65,570, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $167,100.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for computer hardware engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing
Computer systems design and related services
Most computer hardware engineers work full time. About 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Median annual wages, May 2015
Computer hardware engineers
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics