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Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $71K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Electronics Design Engineers can bottom out near $50K or peak near $109K depending on individual performance. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Electronics Design Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,733 - $100,557
MEDIAN: $71,138

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$50,733 - $100,557  
$0.00 - $10,038  
Profit Sharing
$195.00 - $9,000  
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).
$50,056 - $108,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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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.


Electronics Design Engineer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Electronics Design Engineer

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Many Electronics Design Engineers move into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $100K per year. As Electronics Design Engineers progress in their field, many go on to become Electrical Design Engineers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $67K. Another common career choice for Electronics Design Engineers is to move into a Senior Electrical Engineer role — this promotion usually pays $95K.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics Design Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and C are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Most people who know Engineering Design also know C.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Electronics Design Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $76K. Electronics Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 6%