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Highest Paying Industries for Computer Hardware Engineers

The top 86 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $136,910, other information services is the highest paying industry for computer hardware engineers. It is followed by other electrical equipment and component manufacturing industry (average annual salary $128,190). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of computer hardware engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 86 Highest Paying Industries for Computer Hardware Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Information Services
$136,910
1,000
2 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$128,190
80
3 Software Publishers
$126,740
1,240
4 Other Financial Investment Activities
$125,370
130
5 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$125,210
1,290
6 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$124,050
160
7 Information
$118,950
3,860
8 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$118,690
190
9 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$117,430
1,180
10 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$113,900
12,340
11 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$113,580
100
12 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$113,030
1,050
13 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$111,550
1,680
14 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$110,770
5,690
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$110,770
5,710
16 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$110,230
30,210
17 Manufacturing
$109,720
32,020
18 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$109,080
17,170
19 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$108,980
730
20 Finance and Insurance
$108,680
300
21 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$108,630
1,300
22 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,230
27,860
23 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$108,040
11,940
24 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$107,650
180
25 Federal government, including USPS
$107,430
4,430
26 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$107,430
4,430
27 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$107,420
4,520
28 Federal, State, and Local Government
$107,420
4,520
29 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$106,560
4,440
30 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$106,270
4,710
31 Wholesale Trade
$106,160
4,840
32 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$106,140
50
33 Nonstore Retailers
$106,140
50
34 Utilities
$105,820
60
35 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$105,390
30
36 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$105,150
860
37 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$104,210
230
38 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$103,740
50
39 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$103,520
2,720
40 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$103,010
360
41 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$102,270
3,980
42 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$102,170
110
43 Health Care and Social Assistance
$102,110
170
44 Telecommunications
$101,880
740
45 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$101,220
n/a
46 Machinery Manufacturing
$99,540
320
47 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$99,160
3,630
48 Engineering Services
$99,140
3,600
49 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$98,990
60
50 Retail Trade
$97,260
130
51 Chemical Manufacturing
$97,150
60
52 Other Telecommunications
$96,760
230
53 Building Equipment Contractors
$94,970
n/a
54 Specialty Trade Contractors
$94,970
n/a
55 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$94,950
310
56 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$91,810
n/a
57 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$91,800
820
58 Food Manufacturing
$91,790
80
59 Security Systems Services
$91,620
40
60 Investigation and Security Services
$91,620
40
61 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$91,590
240
62 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$88,900
80
63 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$88,800
n/a
64 Construction
$87,870
140
65 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$87,450
70
66 Specialized Design Services
$86,270
80
67 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$85,280
110
68 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$84,330
n/a
69 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$84,330
n/a
70 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$83,730
140
71 Educational Services - Local government owned
$82,230
60
72 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$81,730
90
73 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$81,730
n/a
74 Transportation and Warehousing
$81,140
40
75 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,780
40
76 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$75,350
n/a
77 Educational Services
$73,470
250
78 Educational Services - Privately owned
$70,830
80
79 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$70,220
110
80 Educational Services - State government owned
$70,220
110
81 State government, including schools and hospitals
$69,960
130
82 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$68,560
160
83 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$67,640
40
84 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$63,730
60
85 Repair and Maintenance
$60,410
30
86 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$60,080
30
See also: Highest paying cities for computer hardware engineers.