Electronics Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electronics Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $73K per year nationwide. Total incomes of Electronics Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $108K. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. The majority of Electronics Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$47,589 - $106,564
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$48K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,937
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$13.88 - $41.43
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,589 - $106,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,635  
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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$46,176 - $107,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $41.43  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,635  
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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$46,176 - $107,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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For Electronics Engineers, progressing to a Senior Electronics Design Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Electronics Design Engineer can earn $100K annually. Electronics Engineers most often move into positions as Senior Electronics Engineers or Senior Electrical Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $26K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Electronics Engineers include Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Lockheed Martin Corp, and U.S. Department of Defense. U.S. Army offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $91K. Other leaders in compensation levels are U.S. Department of Defense at $85K, Northrop Grumman Corporation at $76K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Electronics Engineers annually earn $75K.

Other low-paying employers include Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company at $68K and Lockheed Martin Corp at $69K, though some Electronics Engineers there earn up to $103K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Electronics Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Field-Programmable Gate Array, Project Management, and VHDL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting. The majority of those who know 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.


For many Electronics Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $78K. For Electronics Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,830

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Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electronics Engineers, 32 percent above the national average. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Huntsville (+19 percent), and San Jose (+11 percent). Electronics Engineers in Ogden make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in New York and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Electronics Engineer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Electronics Engineer Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Test Engineering
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C++
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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$73,000

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Windows Operating System General Use
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Labview
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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