Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5559 7.31 23
United States 73,60077,600 5.51,500 3,2005,100

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 57.5231.8742.26 55.3570.6885.05
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 68.1539.5646.63 58.2474.79*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5610 17.936.0 26.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation53
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation41
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 50
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Engineering BS

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)