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Computer Hardware Engineers in Virginia

Want to work in Virginia as a Computer Hardware Engineer? Read this first!

10.8% Jobs Projection
$120,770 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Hardware Engineers Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 1,340 people working as Computer Hardware Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 1,270 Computer Hardware Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Computer Hardware Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,540 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Computer Hardware Engineers ranged from $69,880 to $167,620 with $120,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.6 to $80.59. The median hourly rate was $58.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $60.14 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.08.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,670 $126,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 210 $110,530

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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