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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
134,930 2.4 % $51.33 $106,760 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.78 $38.22 $49.13 $61.83 $77.10
Annual Wage (2) $64,030 $79,490 $102,180 $128,610 $160,360


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)
Telecommunications 24,320 3.11 $46.39 $96,490
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 18,740 5.20 $52.80 $109,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,480 0.81 $52.34 $108,860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,050 0.85 $51.03 $106,140
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,170 2.29 $55.61 $115,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 18,740 5.20 $52.80 $109,820
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 900 4.98 $48.03 $99,890
Telecommunications 24,320 3.11 $46.39 $96,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,170 2.29 $55.61 $115,680
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,930 2.26 $50.41 $104,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,820 1.01 $62.51 $130,030
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,380 1.29 $60.58 $126,000
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $58.12 $120,890
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,640 1.02 $57.69 $119,990
Software Publishers 210 0.06 $56.90 $118,360


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 29,760 1.78 1.88 $58.57 $121,820
Texas 13,460 1.13 1.20 $55.82 $116,090
Colorado 6,380 2.50 2.64 $49.60 $103,170
Arizona 5,340 1.98 2.09 $48.35 $100,570
Virginia 5,000 1.32 1.39 $53.94 $112,190




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)
Colorado 6,380 2.50 2.64 $49.60 $103,170
Rhode Island 1,130 2.38 2.51 $56.25 $117,000
Arizona 5,340 1.98 2.09 $48.35 $100,570
California 29,760 1.78 1.88 $58.57 $121,820
Maryland 4,720 1.77 1.87 $59.04 $122,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 540 0.76 0.80 $60.72 $126,300
Maryland 4,720 1.77 1.87 $59.04 $122,810
California 29,760 1.78 1.88 $58.57 $121,820
Rhode Island 1,130 2.38 2.51 $56.25 $117,000
Texas 13,460 1.13 1.20 $55.82 $116,090



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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 6,100 5.60 5.92 $62.29 $129,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,080 4.24 4.48 $60.59 $126,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,510 1.24 1.31 $65.35 $135,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,490 2.20 2.33 $54.10 $112,520
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,230 2.93 3.09 $49.24 $102,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.53 1.62 $60.60 $126,050
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,820 2.36 2.50 $50.73 $105,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,340 1.27 1.35 $45.28 $94,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,700 1.64 1.73 $58.09 $120,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,670 0.91 0.96 (8) (8)


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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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 930 20.50 21.66 $58.26 $121,190
Warner Robins, GA 1,030 14.85 15.69 $44.65 $92,870
Huntsville, AL 1,360 6.12 6.46 $55.30 $115,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,100 5.60 5.92 $62.29 $129,560
Boulder, CO 1,000 5.60 5.92 $54.97 $114,340
Las Cruces, NM 320 4.46 4.71 $44.74 $93,050
New Bern, NC 190 4.30 4.55 $40.25 $83,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,080 4.24 4.48 $60.59 $126,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,220 3.92 4.15 $52.82 $109,860
Panama City, FL 310 3.82 4.03 $46.83 $97,400


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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,510 1.24 1.31 $65.35 $135,920
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 480 2.77 2.92 $64.91 $135,010
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 370 2.38 2.51 $62.88 $130,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,100 5.60 5.92 $62.29 $129,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.53 1.62 $60.60 $126,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,080 4.24 4.48 $60.59 $126,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,480 1.82 1.93 $60.11 $125,030
Santa Rosa, CA 220 1.11 1.17 $59.57 $123,890
Corvallis, OR (8) (8) (8) $59.54 $123,840
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.16 1.22 $59.26 $123,250

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 940 5.01 5.30 $45.55 $94,740
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 5.84 6.17 $61.67 $128,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.84 0.89 $44.27 $92,070
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 0.41 $43.20 $89,860
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 0.59 $39.63 $82,440

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 5.84 6.17 $61.67 $128,280
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 940 5.01 5.30 $45.55 $94,740
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 1.46 $50.22 $104,460
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 30 0.95 1.00 $40.29 $83,800
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.84 0.89 $44.27 $92,070

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 5.84 6.17 $61.67 $128,280
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 0.73 $55.11 $114,630
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 1.46 $50.22 $104,460
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 0.25 $47.51 $98,810
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.63 $45.92 $95,510


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018