Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Design Engineers earn an average of $78K per year. Cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $29K from profit sharing — stretch from around $56K to approximately $112K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Electronics Design Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,273 - $111,504
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,694
10%
50%
90%

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$24.53 - $34.59
$27
MEDIAN: $26.87
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,273 - $111,504  
   
Bonus
$974 - $12,423  
Profit Sharing
$10.21 - $29,361  
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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$56,053 - $112,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.87  
   
Overtime
$39.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$974 - $12,423  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.21 - $29,361  
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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$56,053 - $112,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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 $101K per year. Becoming an Electrical Design Engineer is, more often than not, the most common role that Electronics Design Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Electrical Design Engineer is $68K. Another frequent advance is for Electronics Design Engineers to assume a Senior Electrical Engineer role; in this role, workers often take home $96K.

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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 Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Project Management, 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. Microsoft Office and C programming Language also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with C also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Electronics Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 30 salaries. An Electronics Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electronics Design Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$80,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
▲6%



National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

C
▼4%

Matlab
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

C++
▼7%

Assembler
▼9%



Board Design / Debug
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%