Electronics Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electronics Engineers earn an average of $75K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Electronics Engineers generally range from $44K to $115K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,122 - $114,252
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MEDIAN: $75,037
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$14.01 - $42.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,122 - $114,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,925  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $10,342  
Total Pay (?
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$43,855 - $115,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 763
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $42.57  
   
Overtime
$19.84 - $75.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $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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$43,855 - $115,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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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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. Senior Electronics Engineers or Senior Electrical Engineers are common next-step roles for Electronics Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Electronics Engineers is $24K higher on average, and it's $22K higher for Senior Electrical Engineers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Many Electronics Engineers can be found at Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and U.S. Department of Defense, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at U.S. Army — the median salary there is $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, $86K, or $86K at each firm, respectively.

Workers at Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and Northrop Grumman Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $69K, $72K, and $83K respectively.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Electronic Troubleshooting. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 452 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Electronics Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 183 salaries. An Electronics Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 113 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,181

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San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Electronics Engineers, 48 percent higher than the national average. Electronics Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+38 percent), Washington (+29 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), and Huntsville (+17 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Electronics Engineers in Miami earning a whopping 36 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (20 percent less) and Houston (19 percent less).

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 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Electronics Engineer Salaries

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▲27%

▲6%

National Average
$74,000

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Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries


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$74,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 13%
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