Electronics Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electronics Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Electronics Engineers bottoms out near $44K and approaches $116K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,976 - $116,514
$46K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,903
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$13.18 - $41.54
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MEDIAN: $23.88
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$0$117K
Salary $45,976 - $116,514
Bonus $0.00 - $9,992
Profit Sharing $51.50 - $11,500
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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$42,651 - $117,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 702
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $13.18 - $41.54
Overtime $17.75 - $58.82
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,992
Profit Sharing $51.50 - $11,500
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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$42,651 - $117,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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

  • 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 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. The most common next step for an Electronics Engineer is to become a Senior Electronics Engineer or a Senior Electrical Engineer. The former position pays an additional $24K per year on average, and the latter position pays $22K more per year.

Electronics Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Electronics Engineers include Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and U.S. Department of Defense. Those at U.S. Army can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $119K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and The Boeing Company, top-paying firms where Electronics Engineers rake in a whopping $107K, $86K, or $86K, respectively.

Employees at Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and Northrop Grumman Corporation can also expect below-average earnings of $69K, $72K, and $83K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Engineer


Electronics Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills 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 7 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Electronic Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent 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: $73,655

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Electronics Engineers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Electronics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+38 percent), Washington (+29 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), and Huntsville (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 36 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Chicago and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Electronics Engineer Salaries

▲43%

▲27%

▲7%

National Average
$74,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Electronics Engineer Salaries


▲9%




C programming Language
▲1%

C++
▲1%


National Average
$74,000

▼1%

C
▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 14%