Electronics Design Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Electronics Design Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $77K per year. Final cash compensation to Electronics Design Engineers varies from around $56K to approximately $114K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $10K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$55,689 - $105,854
$56K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,778
10%
50%
90%

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$22.38 - $44.22
$31
MEDIAN: $31.14
50%

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$0$112K
Salary $55,689 - $105,854
Bonus $515 - $11,634
Profit Sharing $299.00 - $29,087
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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$55,418 - $112,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $31.14
Overtime $23.49 - $83.19
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $515 - $11,634
Profit Sharing $299.00 - $29,087
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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$55,418 - $112,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics design engineers help design and develop electronic components that can be used in a wide range of applications. They develop and design components and circuits, work with customers to get an understanding of their needs, and work with suppliers and vendors to make sure that jobs are feasible and can be completed within the timeline of their employer and/or client. Electronic engineers work in a wide variety of industries, including commercial, industrial, and military organizations. These professionals work in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts; they typically work full time in an office setting, although some travel may be required to visit potential customers to discuss their needs.

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Electronics Design Engineer Tasks

  • Designs electronic components, software, and other electronic products or systems.
  • Prepares documentation and other information for electronic equipment.
  • Inspects electronic equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
  • Provides technical support or training to staff or customers regarding electronic equipment.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Design Engineer


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Electronics Design Engineers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Electronics Design Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $101K per year. An Electrical Design Engineer role is the most prevalent career advancement for Electronics Design Engineers. Paychecks for that role are $68K on average. The Senior Electrical Engineer position is another common transition for Electronics Design Engineers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $96K mark.

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Popular Skills for Electronics Design Engineer


Survey results imply that Electronics Design Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Board Design / Debug, Microsoft Office, and C programming Language. It is often found that people who know C are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Electronics Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 30 salaries. An Electronics Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electronics Design Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$78,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
▲9%



Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

C
▼1%

Matlab
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%

C++
▼4%

Assembler
▼6%



Board Design / Debug
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%