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
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 $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
0.75% 14.05%
3.74% -
3.99% -
4.72% -
1.65% -
- -

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
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

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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