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Computer Hardware Engineers Pay Salary

The median annual wage of computer hardware engineers was $98,810 in May 2010. 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 $61,360, and the top 10 percent earned more than $147,890. 

The following table shows the median annual wages of computer hardware engineers in the occupation’s top employing industries:

Federal government$102,950
Computer and electronic product manufacturing101,320
Computer systems design and related services98,860
Scientific research and development services92,080

Most computer hardware engineers work full time. However, over a quarter work more than 40 hours per week.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition