Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Excludes "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
133,660 1.6 % $44.58 $92,730 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.82 $34.30 $43.35 $53.78 $64.94
Annual Wage (2) $57,860 $71,340 $90,170 $111,860 $135,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,790 0.87 $49.33 $102,600
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 16,260 2.66 $40.64 $84,520
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,700 4.00 $46.04 $95,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 11,480 0.90 $45.24 $94,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,780 2.67 $44.36 $92,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 7,010 4.12 $42.77 $88,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,700 4.00 $46.04 $95,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,160 3.67 $45.23 $94,070
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,780 2.67 $44.36 $92,270
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 16,260 2.66 $40.64 $84,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 80 0.10 $53.21 $110,680
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 80 0.07 $50.20 $104,410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,090 0.85 $49.86 $103,710
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses (8) (8) $49.83 $103,640
Satellite Telecommunications 180 1.64 $49.65 $103,270


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 27,170 1.94 1.85 $49.48 $102,910
Texas 12,630 1.25 1.19 $42.69 $88,790
New Jersey 5,110 1.36 1.29 $52.76 $109,740
Florida 5,080 0.72 0.68 $39.56 $82,280
Illinois 5,070 0.92 0.87 $40.26 $83,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 1,080 2.42 2.30 $52.43 $109,050
Arizona 4,800 2.03 1.93 $44.87 $93,330
New Mexico 1,560 2.01 1.91 $46.31 $96,330
California 27,170 1.94 1.85 $49.48 $102,910
Maryland 4,330 1.76 1.67 $48.71 $101,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,110 1.36 1.29 $52.76 $109,740
Rhode Island 1,080 2.42 2.30 $52.43 $109,050
District of Columbia 850 1.33 1.27 $50.95 $105,970
California 27,170 1.94 1.85 $49.48 $102,910
Massachusetts 4,430 1.42 1.35 $48.92 $101,750

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,510 8.76 8.33 $54.20 $112,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,960 2.48 2.36 $45.03 $93,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.28 1.22 $51.02 $106,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,160 2.47 2.35 $45.52 $94,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,000 1.75 1.66 $50.78 $105,630
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,800 1.07 1.02 $41.05 $85,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,610 2.68 2.55 $45.90 $95,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,600 2.90 2.76 $47.59 $98,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.40 2.28 $46.10 $95,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,630 1.20 1.14 $40.18 $83,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warner Robins, GA 1,150 20.11 19.12 $40.04 $83,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,510 8.76 8.33 $54.20 $112,730
Huntsville, AL 1,130 5.60 5.33 $47.81 $99,440
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 580 5.14 4.89 $44.39 $92,340
Las Cruces, NM 320 4.90 4.65 $41.56 $86,450
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 360 4.82 4.58 $43.94 $91,390
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,330 4.67 4.44 $49.50 $102,960
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 880 4.62 4.39 $39.09 $81,310
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 550 4.39 4.17 $50.22 $104,470
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 660 3.47 3.30 $42.29 $87,960




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,440 2.54 2.41 $56.11 $116,710
Worcester, MA-CT 240 1.00 0.95 $54.55 $113,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,510 8.76 8.33 $54.20 $112,730
Utica-Rome, NY 220 1.73 1.65 $52.34 $108,880
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,140 2.14 2.04 $52.30 $108,790
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 610 1.10 1.05 $51.63 $107,390
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.62 0.59 $51.59 $107,300
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,280 1.35 1.28 $51.38 $106,870
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $51.29 $106,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.28 1.22 $51.02 $106,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,490 36.05 34.27 $51.87 $107,890
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 710 4.58 4.35 $43.21 $89,880
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 9.07 8.63 $54.10 $112,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.46 1.38 $36.17 $75,240
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 1.09 $39.22 $81,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,490 36.05 34.27 $51.87 $107,890
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 9.07 8.63 $54.10 $112,540
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 710 4.58 4.35 $43.21 $89,880
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 200 3.27 3.11 $44.66 $92,890
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.46 1.38 $36.17 $75,240

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 9.07 8.63 $54.10 $112,540
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,490 36.05 34.27 $51.87 $107,890
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $46.63 $96,990
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.31 $45.11 $93,820
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 200 3.27 3.11 $44.66 $92,890


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011