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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 $144,440, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for computer hardware engineers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $142,970). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$144,440
2,820
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$142,970
12,260
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$139,160
4,290
4 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$128,620
40
5 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$127,920
330
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$124,330
2,160
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$123,760
1,470
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$122,110
3,220
9 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$121,930
730
10 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$121,210
2,510
11 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$120,570
530
12 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$120,240
640
13 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$117,950
900
14 Boulder, Colorado
$117,470
670
15 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$116,530
2,800
16 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$115,680
200
17 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$115,480
110
18 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$114,810
1,430
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$114,730
4,570
20 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$114,480
240
21 St Marys County, Maryland
$114,470
260
22 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$114,290
810
23 Utica-Rome, New York
$114,040
70
24 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$113,990
1,340
25 Nashua, New Hampshire
$113,940
130
26 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$113,810
70
27 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$113,120
1,400
28 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$112,650
230
29 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$111,960
50
30 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$111,770
40
31 Huntsville, Alabama
$111,720
1,240
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$111,560
1,960
33 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$111,390
1,930
34 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$111,100
130
35 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$110,900
820
36 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$110,870
3,000
37 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$110,020
490
38 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$109,920
70
39 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$109,770
220
40 Corvallis, Oregon
$109,400
220
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$109,370
1,400
42 Camden, New Jersey
$109,360
50
43 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$109,230
170
44 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$109,080
2,060
45 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$108,950
1,050
46 Provo-Orem, Utah
$108,930
30
47 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$108,230
n/a
48 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$107,740
100
49 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$107,410
110
50 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$107,350
1,400
51 Worcester, Massachusetts
$107,100
40
52 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$107,080
150
53 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$106,740
n/a
54 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$106,290
550
55 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$106,050
n/a
56 Binghamton, New York
$105,010
90
57 Rochester, New York
$104,870
310
58 Anchorage, Alaska
$104,450
70
59 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$103,710
n/a
60 Jackson, Mississippi
$102,980
80
61 Knoxville, Tennessee
$102,500
40
62 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$101,980
90
63 Montgomery, Alabama
$101,770
70
64 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$101,650
260
65 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$101,530
80
66 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$101,320
80
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$101,190
570
68 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$101,180
100
69 Dayton, Ohio
$101,030
270
70 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,610
130
71 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$100,150
290
72 Salt Lake City, Utah
$100,100
1,270
73 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$99,640
920
74 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$99,010
1,120
75 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$98,880
370
76 New Haven, Connecticut
$98,800
70
77 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$98,620
250
78 Richmond, Virginia
$98,310
40
79 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$97,970
n/a
80 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$97,950
730
81 St Louis, Missouri
$97,770
200
82 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$97,180
430
83 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$96,930
180
84 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$96,560
110
85 Columbus, Ohio
$96,410
80
86 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$95,890
80
87 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$95,760
380
88 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$94,800
370
89 Syracuse, New York
$94,320
130
90 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$94,300
1,230
91 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$93,910
70
92 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$93,550
340
93 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$93,460
30
94 Kansas City, Missouri
$92,960
230
95 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$92,670
30
96 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$92,600
180
97 Morgantown, West Virginia
$92,460
50
98 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$92,320
60
99 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$91,850
200
100 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$91,110
1,230
See also: Highest paying industries for computer hardware engineers.