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
$66,870
25th Percentile Wage
$88,640
50th Percentile Wage
$117,350
75th Percentile Wage
$146,930
90th Percentile Wage
$174,450

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 $174,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $66,870.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,350
4.47% 13.45%
2016
$112,100
-6.62% -
2015
$119,520
0.48% -
2014
$118,950
2.30% -
2013
$116,210
12.60% -
2012
$101,570
- -

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

The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in eleven 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 $127,950. 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
$127,950
Other Information Services
$127,950
Software Publishers
$124,010
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$123,340
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$116,800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$112,400
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$112,400
Other Telecommunications
$103,340
Telecommunications
$103,040
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$95,060
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$80,910

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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