Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electronics Design Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $77K per year. Cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $57K to $113K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,879 - $115,624
$57K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,601
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50%
90%

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$24.83 - $41.50
$28
MEDIAN: $28.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,879 - $115,624  
   
Bonus
$509 - $12,153  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,813 - $113,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.27  
   
Overtime
$40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509 - $12,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $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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$56,813 - $113,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Electronics Design Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $101K per year. The most common career progression for Electronics Design Engineers leads to becoming an Electrical Design Engineer, where pay is typically $68K. However, many Electronics Design Engineers also opt to become Senior Electrical Engineers, a position that pays $96K on average.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer


Electronics Design Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, 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. C programming Language and Assembler also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in C indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $85K. Electronics Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. For some reason, Electronics Design Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $94K.

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Key Stats for Electronics Design Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

▲22%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$79,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries


Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
▲7%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Microsoft Word
▼2%

C
▼3%

Matlab
▼3%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

C++
▼5%


Assembler
▼8%


Board Design / Debug
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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