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:
|Computer and electronic product manufacturing||101,320|
|Computer systems design and related services||98,860|
|Scientific research and development services||92,080|
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