Computer Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$84,000
$60,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$116,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a computer engineer make?
Computer Engineers in the US make on average $84,250 annually or $40.5 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $116,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Computer Engineer jobs are Maryland, Rhode Island, California, New York, and Washington. The typical employment for a Computer Engineer is 3.2 years.

Average Computer Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Computer Engineer in the United States is $84,250 per year or $40.5 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Computer Engineer salaries at $102,336 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $69,000. Some of the states with the best Computer Engineer salaries are Maryland, Rhode Island, California, New York, Washington, Connecticut, and South Dakota. Florida, Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, and Kentucky are the lowest earners.

Map of Computer Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Computer Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Computer Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Computer Engineers are Technology companies and Professional companies. Facebook and Baha Industries are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like JPMorgan Chase or Amazon, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Computer Engineers.

Average Computer Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Computer Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Hospitality companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Computer Engineers. Salaries for Computer Engineers in Retail companies average $98,466 annually, while Hospitality companies and Manufacturing companies pay $85,149 and $83,655, respectively. The types of companies that pay Computer Engineers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $72,036.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$98,466
$98k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$85,149
$85k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$83,655
$84k
Technology
Technology
$79,878
$80k
Finance
Finance
$72,036
$72k

Computer Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Engineer can range from $44,198 to $138,833 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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