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Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer hardware engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,780
25th Percentile Wage
$87,310
50th Percentile Wage
$116,490
75th Percentile Wage
$149,350
90th Percentile Wage
$181,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $181,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $116,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $65,780.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$116,490
-0.25% 15.18%
2016
$116,780
3.61% -
2015
$112,560
3.85% -
2014
$108,230
4.34% -
2013
$103,530
4.56% -
2012
$98,810
- -

Compare Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in twelve industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $126,680. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $51,400). For detailed computer hardware engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$126,680
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$126,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$116,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$115,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$114,030
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$113,030
Legal Services
$112,040
Engineering Services
$110,450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$110,040
Testing Laboratories
$91,780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,480
Specialized Design Services
$51,400

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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