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
$71,090
25th Percentile Wage
$91,820
50th Percentile Wage
$118,720
75th Percentile Wage
$148,790
90th Percentile Wage
$175,220

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 $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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016118,7203.74%13.40%
2015114,2803.99%-
2014109,7204.72%-
2013104,5401.65%-
2012102,810--

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

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
$124,220
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$121,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$120,530
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$120,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$114,600
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$112,440
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$110,980
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$108,090
Chemical Manufacturing
$107,810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$105,580
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$105,390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$103,400
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$102,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$101,700
Machinery Manufacturing
$101,650
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$101,580
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$100,370
Food Manufacturing
$93,150
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$90,310
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$88,650
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$88,480
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$86,030
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$82,070
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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