Electronics Engineer Salary

Male Electronics Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $72K annually in the United States. Cash earnings of Electronics Engineers can occasionally include $8K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $46K to almost $107K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electronics Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,270 - $105,679
(Median)
$47K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,313
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$13.58 - $40.13
(Median)
$14
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,270 - $105,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,084  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,027  
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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$45,828 - $107,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 899
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$23.22 - $61.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,027  
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).
)
$45,828 - $107,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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. It is quite typical for Electronics Engineers to transition into roles as Senior Electronics Engineers or Senior Electrical Engineers, where reported median earnings are $26K and $23K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Lockheed Martin Corp are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at U.S. Army — the median salary there is $91K.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) offers the lowest median salary at $69K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $54K and $105K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 32 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Electronics Engineers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electronics Engineers make a median salary of $91K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin is home to an above-average pay rate for Electronics Engineers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Electronics Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Huntsville (+20 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Baltimore (+4 percent). Electronics Engineers in Ogden make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in New York and Orlando (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
$72,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Test Engineering
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
0%

C++
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$72,000

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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Labview
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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