Computer engineers work on systems and application development. It can be on the software or hardware side. They are responsible for designing new systems based on the end user’s needs, test and troubleshoot when needed, design software and work on networking systems. Computer Software engineers go through years of training and education to be able to work in the field. Let’s see the salary of a computer engineer:
In 2014 the average salary of computer software engineers is $77,236 per year. The salary range runs from $48,757 to $114,047.
With an overall national average of $79,000 per year 11% of entry level computer engineers are earning less than this. Those who have been in the industry for five to ten years are earning 8% more than the national average while those who have been in the industry 10 to 20 years are earning up to 14% more than the national average. Those with 20+ years of experience in the field are earning 17% more than the national average.
Some states pay their computer software engineers more than others. The U.S. states that pay the most are Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, New York, Mississippi, Massachusetts and California. New York and Mississippi are the two top paying states when it comes to a computer software engineer’s salary.
In 2012 the average salary a computer engineer was earning was $100,920 yearly. This translates to $48.52 per hour.
Computer engineers will likely continue to earn increasingly larger salaries as the world becomes more and more computerized.
Coding, cryptography, and information protection
Communications and wireless networks
Compilers and operating systems
Computational science and engineering
Computer networks, mobile computing, and distributed systems
Computer systems: architecture, parallel processing, and dependability
Computer vision and robotics
Integrated circuits, VLSI design, testing and CAD
Signal, image and speech processing