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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $90,499
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $32.82
    Median: $43.51
    Experienced: $55.47
  • Growth (2014-2019)-3%
  • Openings (2014-2019)82
  • Current Employment 3,711
  • Projected Employment 3,704
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Computer Hardware Engineers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
  • Test Equipment
  • Verilog
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Troubleshooting
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving

occupational tasks

  • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology
  • Build, test and modify product prototypes using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation
  • Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications
  • Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)