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Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $72K per year. Overall cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $109K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,846 - $101,197
(Median)
$51K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,730
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,846 - $101,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
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).
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$50,232 - $109,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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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

  • 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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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 $100K 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 $67K. Many others choose to work as Senior Electrical Engineers, where pay is typically $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, C, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 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.


For many Electronics Design Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $68K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $103K.

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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Assembler
0%

National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%