Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Electronics Design Engineers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $111K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,649 - $102,676
MEDIAN: $72,544

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$51,649 - $102,676  
$0.00 - $10,033  
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).
$51,031 - $110,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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Advancing into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role seems to be a popular career move for Electronics Design Engineers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $100K per year. The most common career progression for Electronics Design Engineers leads to becoming an Electrical Design Engineer, where pay is typically $67K. However, many Electronics Design Engineers also opt to become Senior Electrical Engineers, a position that pays $95K on average.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics Design Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know C.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $68K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. On average, Electronics Design Engineers make $84K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $106K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
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Engineering Design
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%