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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
$73,370
25th Percentile Wage
$93,290
50th Percentile Wage
$111,550
75th Percentile Wage
$125,080
90th Percentile Wage
$148,550

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 $148,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer hardware engineers is $73,370.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,550
1.60% 7.09%
2016
$109,770
1.17% -
2015
$108,490
0.99% -
2014
$107,420
2.58% -
2013
$104,650
0.97% -
2012
$103,640
- -

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 $111,550. 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)
$111,550
Federal government, including USPS
$111,550
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$111,550
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$110,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$101,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$99,640
State government, including schools and hospitals
$80,970
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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