Computer Hardware Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer hardware engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer hardware engineers amongst Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,550
25th Percentile Wage
$69,980
50th Percentile Wage
$92,580
75th Percentile Wage
$115,570
90th Percentile Wage
$143,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer hardware engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.19
25th Percentile Wage
$33.65
50th Percentile Wage
$44.51
75th Percentile Wage
$55.56
90th Percentile Wage
$69.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer hardware engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.09. The median hourly salary is $44.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.19.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer hardware engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,5803.41%13.61%
201589,420-4.86%-
201493,77011.24%-
201383,2303.90%-
201279,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Hardware Engineers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer hardware engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer hardware engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $53,860 to $97,950. The highest paying area for computer hardware engineers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $97,950. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $91,110). The lowest paying area is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $53,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$97,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$91,110
Peoria
$55,980
Champaign-Urbana
$53,860


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