Computer Hardware Engineers in California
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Hardware Engineers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Computer Hardware Engineers in California is growing faster than average.
Computer Hardware Engineers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Computer Hardware Engineers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 20,720 Computer Hardware Engineers working in the state.
There were 22,120 Computer Hardware Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 1,400 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 705 Computer Hardware Engineers working in it, which means California has more Computer Hardware Engineers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Computer Hardware Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,930 annual job openings, and a total of 28,300 jobs for California Computer Hardware Engineers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 5,100 annual jobs and 77,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Computer Hardware Engineers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Computer Hardware Engineers ranged from $71,330 to $195,750 with $129,070 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.29 to $94.11. The median hourly rate was $62.06.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $64.4 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $2.34.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Computer Hardware Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Hardware Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||8,450||$145,480|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||3,720||$110,970|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||3,610||$112,150|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||2,350||$126,540|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||380||$107,950|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||120||$110,070|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||100||$117,940|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||50||$82,450|
Top States for Computer Hardware Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Computer Hardware Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Computer Hardware Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$126,280|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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