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Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer hardware engineer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,490
25th Percentile Wage
$92,330
50th Percentile Wage
$109,770
75th Percentile Wage
$122,550
90th Percentile Wage
$145,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer hardware engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $145,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $75,490.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016109,7701.17%5.58%
2015108,4900.99%-
2014107,4202.58%-
2013104,6500.97%-
2012103,640--

Compare Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of computer hardware engineers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $109,770. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $71,860). For detailed computer hardware engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$109,770
Federal government, including USPS
$109,770
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$109,770
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$109,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$101,310
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$98,870
State government, including schools and hospitals
$80,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,860

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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