Electronics Design Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electronics Design Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $78K per year. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Electronics Design Engineers spread between $57K and $114K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,885 - $110,788
$57K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,167
10%
50%
90%

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$23.80 - $39.50
$28
MEDIAN: $28.27
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,885 - $110,788  
   
Bonus
$710 - $12,274  
Profit Sharing
$155.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,279 - $113,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.27  
   
Overtime
$39.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$710 - $12,274  
   
Profit Sharing
$155.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,279 - $113,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics design engineers help design and develop electronic components that can be used in a wide range of applications. They develop and design components and circuits, work with customers to get an understanding of their needs, and work with suppliers and vendors to make sure that jobs are feasible and can be completed within the timeline of their employer and/or client. Electronic engineers work in a wide variety of industries, including commercial, industrial, and military organizations. These professionals work in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts; they typically work full time in an office setting, although some travel may be required to visit potential customers to discuss their needs.

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Electronics Design Engineer Tasks

  • Designs electronic components, software, and other electronic products or systems.
  • Prepares documentation and other information for electronic equipment.
  • Inspects electronic equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
  • Provides technical support or training to staff or customers regarding electronic equipment.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Design Engineer


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Electronics Design Engineers often transition into Senior Electronics Design Engineer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Electronics Design Engineers earn $101K per year. Going from Electronics Design Engineer to Electrical Design Engineer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Electrical Design Engineers is $68K. Many others choose to work as Senior Electrical Engineers, where pay is typically $96K.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Board Design / Debug as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and C programming Language also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in C are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Electronics Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 30 salaries. An Electronics Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electronics Design Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$81,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
▲5%



National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

C
▼5%

Matlab
▼5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

C++
▼7%

Assembler
▼9%



Board Design / Debug
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%
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