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Highest Paying Cities for Computer Hardware Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for computer hardware engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of computer hardware engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $145,510, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for computer hardware engineers. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $142,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of computer hardware engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Computer Hardware Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$145,510
9,790
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$142,940
2,200
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$136,220
3,710
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$131,400
1,950
5 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$131,230
450
6 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$129,110
40
7 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$127,920
270
8 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$127,870
1,110
9 Boulder, Colorado
$126,730
940
10 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$126,650
1,160
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$126,310
2,980
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$125,490
1,840
13 Charlottesville, Virginia
$125,430
50
14 California-Lexington Park, USA
$125,230
450
15 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$124,900
1,710
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$123,120
2,440
17 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$123,110
1,390
18 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$121,210
2,510
19 Anchorage, Alaska
$121,140
70
20 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$120,760
1,500
21 Camden, New Jersey
$120,670
90
22 Nashua, New Hampshire
$118,770
130
23 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$118,110
500
24 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$117,950
900
25 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$117,000
1,030
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$116,440
3,500
27 Tucson, Arizona
$116,190
120
28 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$115,680
200
29 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$115,600
670
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,550
2,590
31 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$115,490
n/a
32 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$115,260
740
33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$115,030
560
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$114,730
4,570
35 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$114,480
240
36 St Marys County, Maryland
$114,470
260
37 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$114,290
810
38 Utica-Rome, New York
$114,000
70
39 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$113,810
70
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$113,450
1,450
41 Huntsville, Alabama
$113,310
1,130
42 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$112,910
310
43 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$112,140
110
44 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$111,960
50
45 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$111,770
40
46 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$111,550
n/a
47 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$111,550
200
48 Worcester, Massachusetts
$111,310
80
49 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$111,100
130
50 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$110,790
30
51 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$110,410
n/a
52 Framingham, Massachusetts
$110,230
660
53 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$110,200
1,400
54 Corvallis, Oregon
$109,400
220
55 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$108,950
1,050
56 Provo-Orem, Utah
$108,930
30
57 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$108,910
90
58 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$108,440
170
59 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$108,380
890
60 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$108,230
1,660
61 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$108,230
n/a
62 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$108,160
100
63 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$108,140
200
64 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$108,130
200
65 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$107,730
660
66 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$107,410
110
67 Rochester, Minnesota
$107,280
n/a
68 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$107,190
760
69 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$107,000
240
70 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$106,740
n/a
71 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$105,830
40
72 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$105,710
440
73 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$105,410
190
74 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$105,370
620
75 Syracuse, New York
$105,020
90
76 Binghamton, New York
$105,010
90
77 Tacoma, Washington
$104,410
140
78 Montgomery, Alabama
$104,240
70
79 Knoxville, Tennessee
$104,190
40
80 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$104,010
120
81 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$103,710
n/a
82 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$103,540
100
83 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$103,160
100
84 Jackson, Mississippi
$102,980
80
85 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$102,720
90
86 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$102,300
460
87 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$101,980
90
88 Dayton, Ohio
$101,530
350
89 Rochester, New York
$101,390
220
90 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$100,410
790
91 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$100,400
80
92 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$100,150
290
93 Salt Lake City, Utah
$100,100
1,270
94 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$100,060
630
95 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$99,300
100
96 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$99,010
1,120
97 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$98,930
60
98 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$98,250
180
99 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$98,170
230
100 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$97,970
n/a
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