Electronics Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electronics Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $75K per year. Overall cash earnings for Electronics Engineers vary widely between $44K and $115K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,922 - $113,173
$46K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,838
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$14.11 - $42.00
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$42
MEDIAN: $24.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,922 - $113,173  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $10,342  
Total Pay (?
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$44,023 - $114,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 777
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $42.00  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $77.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $10,342  
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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$44,023 - $114,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

  • Designs electronic components, software, and other electronic products or systems.
  • Prepares documentation and other information for electronic equipment.
  • Inspects electronic equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
  • Provides technical support or training to staff or customers regarding electronic equipment.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Engineer


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At the upper end, Electronics Engineers who move into a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Electronics Design Engineers is a much higher $101K per year. Career advancement for the typical Electronics Engineer often leads to becoming a Senior Electronics Engineer or a Senior Electrical Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $24K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and U.S. Department of Defense are all popular places to work. Electronics Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at U.S. Army, where the average salary comes to $119K. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and The Boeing Company are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Electronics Engineers earning around $107K, $92K, or $86K at each firm, respectively.

Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $69K, $72K, and $83K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Electronics Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, VHDL, Test Engineering, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled in 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.


Electronics Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. On average, Electronics Engineers make $93K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,067

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For those looking to make money, Electronics Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+38 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Huntsville (+17 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Electronics Engineers in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 36 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and New York (20 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

Electronics Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electronics Engineer?

Electronics Engineer in Oklahoma City:
"Electronics Engineer."
Pros: We work on everything from hardware to software. The tasks change greatly over time. This keeps things interesting.
Cons: I have to write and review documentation.

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Key Stats for Electronics Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Electronics Engineer Salaries

▲40%

▲26%

▲6%

National Average
$74,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries


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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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