Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $72K per year on average. Cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $110K. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$52,243 - $101,959

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$52,243 - $101,959  
$0.00 - $10,201  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $9,000  
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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).
$51,568 - $109,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Many Electronics Design Engineers move into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $100K per year. As Electronics Design Engineers progress in their field, many go on to become Electrical Design Engineers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $67K. Another common career choice for Electronics Design Engineers is to move into a Senior Electrical Engineer role — this promotion usually pays $95K.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer

Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $68K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $76K. Electronics Design Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Electronics Design Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $103K.

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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 34 votes.


10 %
90 %

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%