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Computer Hardware Engineers in Washington

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Computer Hardware Engineers in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Computer Hardware Engineer?

33.3% Jobs Projection
$120,540 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Hardware Engineers in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Hardware Engineers in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Computer Hardware Engineers in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Hardware Engineers Work in Washington?

There were approximately 1,540 workers employed as Computer Hardware Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,460 Computer Hardware Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 705 Computer Hardware Engineers working in it, which means Washington has more Computer Hardware Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Computer Hardware Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 33.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 190 annual job openings, and 2,400 total jobs in 2026 for Computer Hardware Engineers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,100 annual jobs and 77,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Hardware Engineers Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Computer Hardware Engineers ranged from $63,800 to $190,910 with $120,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.68 to $91.78. The median hourly rate was $57.95.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $56.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.44.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,370 $109,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,250 $130,050
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 80 $66,560

Top States for Computer Hardware Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Computer Hardware Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,720 $129,070
Colorado 3,880 $116,010
Maryland 3,790 $125,730
Texas 2,170 $116,290
Florida 2,090 $96,640
Massachusetts 1,650 $120,860
Arizona 1,540 $110,070
Washington 1,540 $120,540
North Carolina 1,430 $108,440
Minnesota 1,360 $104,760
Virginia 1,340 $120,770
Michigan 1,270 $0
Oregon 1,270 $111,460
New York 1,230 $113,700
Georgia 1,180 $101,510
Alabama 1,160 $111,780
Ohio 980 $101,530
Illinois 970 $104,730
New Jersey 960 $111,090
Pennsylvania 870 $108,570

Below are the states where Computer Hardware Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $129,070
District of Columbia $126,280
Maryland $125,730
Massachusetts $120,860
Virginia $120,770
Washington $120,540
Texas $116,290
Colorado $116,010
New Hampshire $114,720
New York $113,700


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