Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States take home approximately $73K annually on average. Cash earnings for Electronics Design Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $110K depending on individual performance. Male Electronics Design Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,920 - $101,863
MEDIAN: $72,857

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National Salary Data (?
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$52,920 - $101,863  
$0.00 - $10,318  
Profit Sharing
$88.08 - $8,170  
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$51,646 - $109,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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.

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Advancing into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role seems to be a popular career move for Electronics Design Engineers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger 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

Survey results imply that Electronics Design Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 5 percent and 11 percent. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of C.

Pay by Experience Level for

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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $68K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $76K. Electronics Design Engineers see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $104K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect 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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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%