Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer hardware engineer salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,680
25th Percentile Wage
$90,770
50th Percentile Wage
$119,620
75th Percentile Wage
$152,180
90th Percentile Wage
$185,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer hardware engineers is $185,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $68,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$119,620
0.75% 14.05%
2016
$118,720
3.74% -
2015
$114,280
3.99% -
2014
$109,720
4.72% -
2013
$104,540
1.65% -
2012
$102,810
- -

Compare Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in 33 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer hardware engineer occupations is the manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $133,090. The lowest paying industry is the other fabricated metal product manufacturing industry (annual salary $82,070). For detailed computer hardware engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$133,090
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$130,150
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$125,520
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$125,520
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$122,170
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$122,060
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$120,820
Machinery Manufacturing
$114,810
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$114,100
Machinery Manufacturing
$113,650
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$111,550
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$111,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$111,080
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$111,010
Chemical Manufacturing
$110,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$109,730
Chemical Manufacturing
$108,240
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$106,400
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$106,220
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$105,390
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$104,370
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$104,150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$103,130
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$102,650
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$96,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$94,940
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$94,040
Food Manufacturing
$93,150
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$88,550
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$88,480
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$86,030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$84,510
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$82,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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