|Quick Facts: Computer Hardware Engineers|
$128,170 per year
$61.62 per hour
|2% (Slower than average)|
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components.
Computer hardware engineers usually work in research laboratories that build and test various types of computer models. Most work in computer systems design services and in manufacturing.
Computer hardware engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.
The median annual wage for computer hardware engineers was $128,170 in May 2021.
Employment of computer hardware engineers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 4,500 openings for computer hardware engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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