Men make up the majority of Electronics Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $75K annually. Total cash compensation to Electronics Engineers varies from $44K to $113K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$46,286 - $112,045
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MEDIAN: $75,032
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$14.26 - $42.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,286 - $112,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
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$44,487 - $113,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 786
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $42.28  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $77.27  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
Total Pay (?
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$44,487 - $113,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Electronics Engineers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Electronics Design Engineer, where median compensation is $101K 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 $23K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Electronics Engineers, Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are leading firms in the industry. U.S. Army leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $113K. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Department of Defense are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Electronics Engineers earning around $107K, $93K, or $85K at each firm, respectively.

Lockheed Martin Corp pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $64K, 77 percent less than the top paying company. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Crane, Nswc, and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $68K, $69K, and $80K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Electronics Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Engineering, VHDL, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed 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.


For many Electronics Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electronics Engineers make a median salary of $93K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $104K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,665

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Austin is home to an above-average pay rate for Electronics Engineers, 35 percent higher than the national average. Electronics Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+21 percent), Washington (+16 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Huntsville (+16 percent). Electronics Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Electronics Engineers in Miami bring in salaries that are 36 percent lower than the national average. New York and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

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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
$75,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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