Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,480
25th Percentile Wage
$80,420
50th Percentile Wage
$112,100
75th Percentile Wage
$141,910
90th Percentile Wage
$167,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of information. 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 $167,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $112,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $62,480.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016112,100-6.62%9.39%
2015119,5200.48%-
2014118,9502.30%-
2013116,21012.60%-
2012101,570--

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

The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in ten industries in the information 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 other information services industry with an annual salary $125,090. The lowest paying industry is the wired telecommunications carriers industry (annual salary $80,910). For detailed computer hardware engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$125,090
Other Information Services
$125,090
Software Publishers
$124,830
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$122,590
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$116,800
Other Telecommunications
$103,340
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$98,590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$98,590
Telecommunications
$97,560
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$80,910

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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