Hardware engineering focuses on the development and testing of computer hardware components. You may focus on specific components or parts of the process, such as specializing in design or working only with processors, or work with a general hardware engineering skill set. As you gain experience in this field, you may want to move into a position with more responsibility and a focus on strategy, as opposed to doing the front-line development yourself. The hardware engineering manager position puts you at the head of an engineering team or department, with an average salary of $140,958.
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