Electronics Design Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electronics Design Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $72K annually. Overall cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers stretch from $51K on the lower end to $111K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Though the majority of Electronics Design Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,649 - $102,676
MEDIAN: $72,243

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$51,649 - $102,676  
$0.00 - $10,077  
Profit Sharing
$87.26 - $8,243  
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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: 2 Jul 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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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. An Electrical Design Engineer role is the most common promotion for Electronics Design Engineers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $67K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Electronics Design Engineers is a Senior Electrical Engineer position, where earnings are usually $95K.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer

Survey results imply that Electronics Design Engineers deploy 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 6 percent and 11 percent. Most people experienced in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $68K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $106K.

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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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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 34 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%