Computer Hardware Engineers

7.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $61.62 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 19% (No worries)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Computer Hardware Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 4.8% by 2031
'Computer Hardware Engineers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Computer Hardware Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Computer Hardware Engineers' was $128,170, or $61.62 hourly
'Computer Hardware Engineers' are paid 180.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as computer hardware engineers?

As of 2021 there were 73,750 people employed as Computer Hardware Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Computer Hardware Engineers.

Job description

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

SOC Code: 17-2061.00


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Husain says
This occupation takes IQ and the ability to work in a team, and robots will hog it all up, and maybe listen to their team if the team is lucky. And robots are weak grabbers, so they cannot grab pieces. They don't know what's in them because they can't dig themselves out. Computer hardware engineers use math, problem-solving, curiosity, and science, and robots maybe don't have problem-solving, and you certainly cannot program something to be curious until some year like 2080, which I cannot imagine.
Jan 20, 2021 at 07:52 PM
Daniel (No chance) says
I believe humans would never risk computers programming others as if one is wrong, all of them are.
Oct 19, 2020 at 03:20 PM

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