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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Industry profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Geographic profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

National estimates for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
122,320 1.8 % $ 54.00 $ 112,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 33.28 $ 40.58 $ 51.70 $ 65.05 $ 80.48
Annual Wage (2) $ 69,210 $ 84,400 $ 107,540 $ 135,290 $ 167,410


Industry profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 23,010 3.32 $ 51.61 $ 107,340
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,260 4.41 $ 55.20 $ 114,820
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,710 0.75 $ 55.42 $ 115,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,630 0.64 $ 54.62 $ 113,620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,420 1.77 $ 59.05 $ 122,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,260 4.41 $ 55.20 $ 114,820
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 760 4.14 $ 52.43 $ 109,050
Telecommunications 23,010 3.32 $ 51.61 $ 107,340
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,840 2.18 $ 50.15 $ 104,320
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,420 1.77 $ 59.05 $ 122,830

Top paying industries for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $ 67.46 $ 140,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,270 0.79 $ 60.81 $ 126,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,210 0.83 $ 60.73 $ 126,310
Software Publishers 370 0.08 $ 60.37 $ 125,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,420 1.77 $ 59.05 $ 122,830


Geographic profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,010 1.34 1.52 $ 61.55 $ 128,030
Texas 10,330 0.85 0.97 $ 58.03 $ 120,710
Colorado 6,580 2.55 2.90 $ 57.04 $ 118,640
Florida 5,680 0.67 0.77 $ 49.21 $ 102,350
Oregon 4,910 2.72 3.09 $ 45.35 $ 94,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 4,910 2.72 3.09 $ 45.35 $ 94,340
Colorado 6,580 2.55 2.90 $ 57.04 $ 118,640
Rhode Island 1,120 2.52 2.87 $ 58.96 $ 122,640
Maryland 4,130 1.64 1.86 $ 60.89 $ 126,640
Connecticut 2,170 1.41 1.60 $ 49.93 $ 103,840




Top paying states for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 470 0.68 0.77 $ 65.39 $ 136,010
California 22,010 1.34 1.52 $ 61.55 $ 128,030
Maryland 4,130 1.64 1.86 $ 60.89 $ 126,640
Massachusetts 3,720 1.11 1.26 $ 59.78 $ 124,330
Rhode Island 1,120 2.52 2.87 $ 58.96 $ 122,640





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,910 5.36 6.10 $ 71.25 $ 148,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,750 0.99 1.12 $ 59.77 $ 124,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,020 1.40 1.59 $ 60.96 $ 126,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,780 4.18 4.76 $ 45.83 $ 95,320
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,490 3.08 3.50 $ 56.87 $ 118,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,970 1.31 1.49 $ 62.01 $ 128,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,900 0.44 0.50 $ 55.33 $ 115,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,490 1.34 1.52 $ 60.84 $ 126,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,200 2.28 2.60 $ 57.63 $ 119,880
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,040 1.71 1.94 $ 55.19 $ 114,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 780 17.30 19.67 $ 63.01 $ 131,060
Warner Robins, GA 1,050 14.42 16.40 $ 46.90 $ 97,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,910 5.36 6.10 $ 71.25 $ 148,210
Boulder, CO 970 5.32 6.05 $ 57.95 $ 120,530
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,430 4.79 5.45 $ 56.43 $ 117,380
Huntsville, AL 970 4.19 4.76 $ 59.32 $ 123,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,780 4.18 4.76 $ 45.83 $ 95,320
Dayton, OH 1,460 4.09 4.65 $ 53.37 $ 111,000
New Bern, NC 170 4.04 4.60 $ 38.26 $ 79,590
Panama City, FL 290 3.84 4.36 $ 51.68 $ 107,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,910 5.36 6.10 $ 71.25 $ 148,210
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,760 1.67 1.90 $ 64.48 $ 134,110
Idaho Falls, ID 140 2.01 2.29 $ 63.33 $ 131,740
Santa Rosa, CA 330 1.68 1.91 $ 63.05 $ 131,150
California-Lexington Park, MD 780 17.30 19.67 $ 63.01 $ 131,060
Albuquerque, NM 530 1.41 1.61 $ 62.08 $ 129,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,970 1.31 1.49 $ 62.01 $ 128,990
Binghamton, NY 80 0.88 1.00 $ 61.29 $ 127,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,020 1.40 1.59 $ 60.96 $ 126,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,490 1.34 1.52 $ 60.84 $ 126,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 800 4.42 5.03 $ 49.85 $ 103,700
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 5.19 5.90 $ 66.10 $ 137,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 0.42 $ 40.09 $ 83,380
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 0.65 $ 44.85 $ 93,280
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 1.24 $ 37.97 $ 78,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 5.19 5.90 $ 66.10 $ 137,490
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 800 4.42 5.03 $ 49.85 $ 103,700
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 1.24 $ 37.97 $ 78,970
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 0.81 (8) (8)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 0.66 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 5.19 5.90 $ 66.10 $ 137,490
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.20 $ 57.49 $ 119,580
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 0.51 $ 53.59 $ 111,470
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 0.63 $ 51.44 $ 106,990
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.38 $ 49.94 $ 103,870


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021