Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Electronics Design Engineers in the United States take home approximately $73K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Electronics Design Engineers varies from $54K to $109K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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

Electronics Design Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. 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. The majority of those who know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $68K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. For Electronics Design Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $101K.

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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%