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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
134,110 2.5 % $51.89 $107,930 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.17 $38.29 $49.37 $62.57 $77.98
Annual Wage (2) $64,840 $79,640 $102,700 $130,150 $162,200


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 24,040 3.18 $47.71 $99,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 21,780 5.95 $51.92 $108,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,170 0.81 $53.39 $111,060
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,620 0.73 $50.71 $105,470
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,440 2.08 $54.65 $113,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 1,160 6.21 $48.98 $101,890
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 21,780 5.95 $51.92 $108,000
Telecommunications 24,040 3.18 $47.71 $99,230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,970 2.38 $50.46 $104,950
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,440 2.08 $54.65 $113,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,970 1.18 $63.28 $131,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,920 1.01 $62.59 $130,200
Software Publishers 420 0.11 $61.58 $128,080
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,740 1.11 $58.87 $122,450
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $58.57 $121,830


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 29,210 1.72 1.85 $59.39 $123,540
Texas 13,000 1.07 1.16 $57.34 $119,260
Colorado 5,630 2.15 2.32 $50.75 $105,560
Oregon 5,480 2.91 3.14 $45.44 $94,520
Georgia 5,030 1.14 1.23 $46.08 $95,840




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)
Oregon 5,480 2.91 3.14 $45.44 $94,520
Rhode Island 1,130 2.34 2.53 $57.35 $119,290
Colorado 5,630 2.15 2.32 $50.75 $105,560
Arizona 5,020 1.80 1.94 $49.76 $103,510
California 29,210 1.72 1.85 $59.39 $123,540




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 480 0.67 0.73 $62.80 $130,630
California 29,210 1.72 1.85 $59.39 $123,540
Massachusetts 3,830 1.07 1.16 $58.03 $120,700
Maryland 4,190 1.56 1.68 $57.63 $119,880
Rhode Island 1,130 2.34 2.53 $57.35 $119,290





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,910 1.46 1.57 $59.80 $124,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,150 4.20 4.54 $61.61 $128,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,040 5.40 5.83 $64.70 $134,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 5,410 4.55 4.91 $42.34 $88,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,850 1.36 1.47 $55.95 $116,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,400 1.40 1.51 $60.28 $125,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,280 0.45 0.49 $52.49 $109,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,710 2.51 2.71 $50.41 $104,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,570 1.29 1.40 $58.18 $121,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,500 1.31 1.41 $46.68 $97,090




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 820 17.59 18.99 $60.04 $124,890
Warner Robins, GA 1,020 14.29 15.42 $45.60 $94,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,040 5.40 5.83 $64.70 $134,580
Huntsville, AL 1,090 4.83 5.22 $56.77 $118,080
Boulder, CO 870 4.77 5.14 $55.38 $115,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 5,410 4.55 4.91 $42.34 $88,060
New Bern, NC 190 4.37 4.71 $40.65 $84,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,150 4.20 4.54 $61.61 $128,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,210 3.86 4.16 $53.14 $110,540
Panama City, FL 320 3.83 4.13 $48.97 $101,850