Electronics Engineer Salary

Male Electronics Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $73K per year in the United States. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Electronics Engineers can bottom out near $46K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Electronics Engineers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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$14
$26
$41
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 (?
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$46,176 - $107,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
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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. 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. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Lockheed Martin Corp, and U.S. Department of Defense are top-notch employers for Electronics Engineers in this area. Electronics Engineers flock to U.S. Army for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $91K lead the pack in compensation. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries at U.S. Department of Defense (+$85K), Northrop Grumman Corporation (+$76K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$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


Survey takers working as Electronics Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Troubleshooting. Most people 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.


Electronics Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electronics Engineers make a median salary of $91K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,830

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Electronics Engineers will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Huntsville (+19 percent), and San Jose (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Electronics Engineer's salary, with Ogden Electronics Engineers earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in New York and 12 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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