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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $175,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $118,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $71,090.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in 24 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 semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry with an annual salary $124,220. The lowest paying industry is the other miscellaneous manufacturing industry (annual salary $79,880). For detailed computer hardware engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing|| |
|Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing|| |
|Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing|| |
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing|| |
|Communications Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing|| |
|Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing|| |
|Grain and Oilseed Milling|| |
|Transportation Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing|| |
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing|| |
|Machinery Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Electrical Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Dairy Product Manufacturing|| |
|Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing|| |
|Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing|| |
|Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .