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Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Electronics Design Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $71K annually. Total cash compensation for Electronics Design Engineers runs from $48K to $107K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,156 - $99,359
(Median)
$49K
$71K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,160
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$15.21 - $83.84
(Median)
$15
$32
$84
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,156 - $99,359  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,887  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,243  
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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$48,276 - $107,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $83.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,243  
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).
)
$48,276 - $107,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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For Electronics Design Engineers, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. On average, an upper-level role like a Senior Electronics Design Engineer will earn $100K annually. 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


Survey results show that Electronics Design Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, C, Windows Operating System General Use, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $67K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $76K. Electronics Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. As Electronics Design Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $100K.

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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

C
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Assembler
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Matlab
0%

National Average
$73,000

C++
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%