Electronics Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electronics Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $72K per year nationwide. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K each, total incomes of Electronics Engineers generally range from $46K to $105K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Electronics Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,251 - $103,792
(Median)
$48K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,040
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$12.26 - $39.23
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$12
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,251 - $103,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,960  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $8,054  
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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$45,628 - $104,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $39.23  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $56.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $8,054  
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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$45,628 - $104,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Electronics Engineer

From the toaster and radio to the cellular phone and GPS satellite, the use of electronics has permeated every facet of the developed world. The ongoing operation of the modern society requires that electronic devices be continually designed, redesigned, maintained and comprehended. Electrical engineering is a broad specialization of the engineering discipline that pertains to the various practical aspects of electronic systems. Degreed and certified electrical engineers are called upon to design a wide field of hardware and software, provide technical support, inspect electronic equipment for efficient operation and compliance with safety codes, and to prepare documentation regarding technical details of electronic equipment.

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Electronics 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 Engineer


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Electronics Engineers who transition into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $100K per year. Electronics Engineers typically move into roles as Senior Electronics Engineers or Senior Electrical Engineers, and those positions pay $26K more and $23K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin Corp, and U.S. Army are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Electronics Engineers. Electronics Engineers in search of the best pay head to U.S. Department of Defense, where the median salary rolls in at $85K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $113K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $65K.

Although U.S. Air Force (USAF) hands out the lowest average salary in town at $69K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $54K or as much as $108K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Survey takers working as Electronics Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Field-Programmable Gate Array, Test Engineering, and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word and Labview. Most people experienced in Electronic Troubleshooting also know Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Engineer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $77K. Electronics Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Electronics Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $98K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electronics Engineers, 29 percent above the national average. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+22 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Baltimore (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Electronics Engineers is geography, with workers in Ogden earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in New York and Orlando (20 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Electronics Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Test Engineering
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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C++
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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C
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Microsoft Word
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Labview
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%