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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 $133,960, California is the highest paying state for computer hardware engineers. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $125,080). 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 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
$133,960
$77,890 22,120
2 Virginia
$125,080
$77,410 1,270
3 Maryland
$123,230
$73,680 3,980
4 District of Columbia
$122,330
$76,790 440
5 New Hampshire
$117,700
$69,510 270
6 Washington
$117,530
$63,600 1,460
7 Colorado
$116,900
$70,500 3,630
8 Massachusetts
$114,280
$71,450 2,560
9 New York
$114,030
$64,810 1,300
10 Texas
$111,570
$71,120 1,980
11 Vermont
$111,050
$68,640 30
12 Alabama
$110,550
$70,450 1,320
13 Arizona
$109,810
$69,280 1,140
14 Alaska
$107,120
$83,560 70
15 New Jersey
$106,390
$70,110 800
16 Minnesota
$104,240
$68,690 1,400
17 North Carolina
$103,570
$57,640 1,730
18 Iowa
$101,830
$63,080 200
19 Oklahoma
$101,830
$67,720 230
20 Utah
$100,000
$57,420 1,330
21 West Virginia
$99,720
$65,850 220
22 Ohio
$99,170
$63,660 910
23 Missouri
$99,070
$66,090 260
24 Connecticut
$96,780
$61,770 480
25 Pennsylvania
$96,620
$50,920 1,250
26 New Mexico
$96,150
$46,110 370
27 Rhode Island
$95,440
$64,410 190
28 Kansas
$94,680
$59,470 460
29 Illinois
$94,500
$54,130 1,250
30 Florida
$93,810
$62,990 2,120
31 Montana
$93,410
$55,500 0
32 Nevada
$91,760
$46,290 130
33 Idaho
$91,170
$64,250 270
34 Georgia
$90,340
$41,710 1,400
35 North Dakota
$88,920
$46,570 30
36 Michigan
$88,530
$39,650 1,590
37 South Carolina
$87,510
$50,930 380
38 Tennessee
$84,730
$63,910 720
39 Wisconsin
$83,150
$48,980 630
40 Louisiana
$81,020
$51,780 270
41 Nebraska
$79,770
$53,530 400
42 Indiana
$78,340
$55,310 370
43 Kentucky
$77,010
$44,340 130
44 Mississippi
$76,970
$53,710 230
45 Arkansas
$76,730
$42,150 260
46 South Dakota
$75,130
$56,830 40
47 Hawaii
$65,830
$53,570 140
48 Puerto Rico
$62,720
$40,220 250

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.