|Quick Facts: Computer Hardware Engineers|
$114,600 per year
$55.10 per hour
|5% (As fast as average)|
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers.
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.
Most computer hardware engineers need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.
The median annual wage for computer hardware engineers was $114,600 in May 2018.
Employment of computer hardware engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. A limited number of engineers will be needed to meet the demand for new computer hardware because more technological innovation takes place with software than with hardware.
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