Electronics Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $29.15 $45.30 $69.60
Annual Wage $60,600 $94,200 $144,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Electronics Engineers design, research, develop, and test electronic systems and components for use in commercial, scientific, military, or industrial applications. They design electronic circuits and components which are used in such areas as acoustics, telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, or instruments. They must possess specialized knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties.

In May 2012, the median annual salary for electronics engineers was right around $94,200. The lowest ten percent of electronics engineers earned less than $60,600, while the top ten percent earned more than $144,750 a year.

For the top five industries employing electronics engineers, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Federal government $102,700
Architectural and engineering $101,100
Manufacturing of navigational equipment, electromedical devices and control instruments $103,100
Telecommunications $86,200
Semiconductor and electronics manufacturing $102,200
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