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Highest Paying States for Computer Hardware Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $135,560, California is the highest paying state for computer hardware engineers. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $119,800). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Computer Hardware Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$135,560
$84,130 25,790
2 Virginia
$119,800
$75,100 1,380
3 Maryland
$118,520
$73,350 3,690
4 New Hampshire
$117,700
$69,510 270
5 District of Columbia
$116,590
$67,800 420
6 Colorado
$115,520
$72,950 3,700
7 Texas
$111,750
$71,060 3,590
8 Alabama
$111,230
$70,860 1,460
9 Vermont
$111,050
$68,640 30
10 Massachusetts
$109,350
$67,990 2,960
11 New York
$109,320
$68,180 1,640
12 Oklahoma
$108,830
$70,780 150
13 Alaska
$107,120
$83,560 70
14 Washington
$106,630
$55,100 1,810
15 Arizona
$104,680
$66,580 670
16 Minnesota
$103,110
$65,550 1,600
17 North Carolina
$102,230
$59,660 1,560
18 New Jersey
$101,760
$71,400 690
19 Connecticut
$101,610
$69,730 340
20 Utah
$100,000
$57,420 1,330
21 Kentucky
$98,890
$54,240 300
22 Iowa
$96,330
$61,470 280
23 New Mexico
$96,150
$46,110 370
24 Missouri
$95,740
$47,090 220
25 Pennsylvania
$95,620
$50,350 1,190
26 Rhode Island
$95,560
$60,790 190
27 Idaho
$95,290
$63,070 330
28 Kansas
$94,030
$60,320 430
29 Montana
$93,410
$55,500 0
30 West Virginia
$92,890
$48,230 190
31 Florida
$92,830
$55,860 2,100
32 Illinois
$92,580
$56,550 1,430
33 Georgia
$92,370
$42,580 1,370
34 Ohio
$92,000
$49,760 1,070
35 South Carolina
$91,020
$64,200 310
36 Tennessee
$89,250
$65,260 730
37 Michigan
$88,530
$39,650 1,470
38 Louisiana
$87,940
$59,010 210
39 Mississippi
$86,900
$53,090 290
40 Nevada
$81,470
$49,010 180
41 Nebraska
$79,390
$53,890 400
42 Indiana
$77,810
$47,650 310
43 South Dakota
$75,130
$56,830 40
44 Wisconsin
$72,210
$42,280 890
45 Arkansas
$68,860
$30,360 190
46 Hawaii
$65,830
$53,570 180
47 Puerto Rico
$63,950
$40,750 290

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of computer hardware engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for computer hardware engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.