Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Median pay for Electronics Design Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K per year. Overall cash earnings of Electronics Design Engineers stretch from $54K near the bottom to $109K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,070 - $102,659
MEDIAN: $72,611

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National Salary Data (?
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$57,070 - $102,659  
$0.00 - $10,279  
Profit Sharing
$90.00 - $9,826  
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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).
$54,416 - $109,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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. The most common promotion for Electronics Design Engineers is an Electrical Design Engineer position, which usually brings in $68K a year. Another standard transition for Electronics Design Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Senior Electrical Engineer role, where pay is often $96K.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer

Survey takers working as Electronics Design Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Most people familiar with C also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

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

For Electronics Design Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $76K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $68K. On average, Electronics Design Engineers make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $101K on average.

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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 Office
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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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%