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What is a typical salary structure of an average Computer Engineer?

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RE: What is a typical salary structure of an average Computer Engineer?

Deepak Rana
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The typical salary of a Computer Engineer varies greatly across the industry and the companies they work at. The median salary is a good way to look at the overall scenario in terms of paychecks.

Median salary is the amount where half of the professionals would be earning more than that amount and half would be earning less. It is different from average salary. Below is the record of median salaries of Indian Computer Engineers expressed in Rupees.

Years of Experience Median Salary (in lakhs per year INR)

Beginner 1.75 L to 3 L

2-3 2.4 L to 4.2 L

3-5 3.3 L to 5.5 L

5-10 4.5 L to 8 L

10+ 6 L to 12 L

Computer Engineers with specialized skills set are often paid more. In case one has the work experience of working abroad, it will pay you more. The cities also have variations in terms of salaries. Hyderabad and Bangalore - which are called as IT hubs have more salaries than other cities.

Salaries also vary according to the companies that you are working in. Some of the internet giants like - Google, Amazon, facebook pay huge amounts while the other IT outsourcing players like Infosys, TCS pay much lesser. The recruitment process in more lucrative jobs is often rigorous which is quite obvious.

If you want to get quick jump in your salary, you may also go for higher education - either M.S./M.Tech. or MBA.

RE: What is a typical salary structure of an average Computer Engineer?

Rahul Shinde
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Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software, including the components that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contain the computers and the software that runs on those machines. They may also design network that connects computer systems, and work on integrating software programs with computer hardware.

Education Requirements:
To Become Computer Engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering.

Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills:
Since the Computer engineering field is quite broad, the requiredtechnical skills listed in the job postings you may come across will vary, depending on whteher the job is more hardware of software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to. Typically, you will need to have the followings:

1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with.
2. Experience designing, coding and testing software.
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts
4. Experience building your own PC system
5. Understanding of different Operating Systems, including Windows and Linux. and how certain types of software will work with them.
6. Experience with Device Drivers
7. Understanding of networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in a particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Orineted programming languages.

Computer Engineers usually use Computer-assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate process. They also test, debug and update programs.

Other Crucial Skills:
Since Computer engineers work colosely with programmers, designers, product developers and testers, they relly need to have strong Interpersonal and Communications skills, as well as the ability to work in a team.

Fields employing Computer Engineers:
Computer Engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Development

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer engineering:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology
2. Supporting high performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new Motors and Sensors for Robotics Equipments.

Average Salary of Computer Engineer:
The salary of Computer Engineer varies according to the post and organization working for. Most of the IT Companies in India offer attractive saary package for their program developers and system engineers. The national data shows that the salary of the Computer Engineer take the range between 3-8 lacks per annum. For the senior post it varies from 5-10 lakhs. Bur MNC's and other IT gaints offer more than that of the average.

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