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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers



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. Excludes “Software Developers, Applications" (15-1132) and “Software Developers, Systems Software (15-1133).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 42032$57.40/hr$39.81/hr$40.95/hr$51.77/hr$65.63/hr$83.97/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing240$51.34/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Information20$40.27/hr
Professional and Business Services270$51.48/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$40.76/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$40.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$49.63/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$49.63/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$63.53/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 420$51.77/hr0.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 420$51.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 550$51.34/hr-0.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Electrical Engineers 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,180$49.87/hr6.8%
Mechanical Engineers 5,850$40.63/hr6.0%
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%


  • Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.
  • Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.
  • Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, by recording and analyzing test data.
  • Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.
  • Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
  • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
  • Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.