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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
128,800 1.9 % $52.99 $110,210 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.03 $39.62 $50.76 $63.97 $78.95
Annual Wage (2) $66,620 $82,420 $105,570 $133,050 $164,210


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 23,010 3.20 $49.68 $103,340
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 18,760 5.17 $54.91 $114,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,080 0.80 $53.26 $110,790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,630 0.64 $51.45 $107,010
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,690 1.23 $63.58 $132,240

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 1,220 6.26 $51.51 $107,150
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 18,760 5.17 $54.91 $114,220
Telecommunications 23,010 3.20 $49.68 $103,340
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,840 2.25 $50.67 $105,400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,100 1.74 $56.38 $117,270

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 8,690 1.23 $63.58 $132,240
Software Publishers 370 0.09 $61.36 $127,630
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,680 1.06 $60.62 $126,090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 290 0.04 $59.32 $123,380
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,640 1.08 $58.35 $121,360


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 27,110 1.56 1.78 $61.47 $127,860
Texas 11,970 0.96 1.10 $56.73 $118,000
Colorado 6,170 2.30 2.63 $55.06 $114,520
Florida 5,290 0.60 0.69 $47.38 $98,560
Oregon 5,000 2.63 2.99 $46.21 $96,120




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)
Idaho 2,320 3.19 3.64 $51.32 $106,750
Oregon 5,000 2.63 2.99 $46.21 $96,120
Rhode Island 1,120 2.32 2.64 $57.92 $120,480
Colorado 6,170 2.30 2.63 $55.06 $114,520
California 27,110 1.56 1.78 $61.47 $127,860




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 0.66 0.75 $62.72 $130,460
California 27,110 1.56 1.78 $61.47 $127,860
Maryland 3,890 1.44 1.64 $58.63 $121,950
Massachusetts 3,770 1.04 1.19 $58.40 $121,470
Rhode Island 1,120 2.32 2.64 $57.92 $120,480





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 7,720 1.24 1.41 $62.45 $129,890
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,190 5.43 6.19 $68.11 $141,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,770 3.86 4.40 $61.94 $128,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,900 4.05 4.62 $42.70 $88,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,800 1.31 1.50 $58.51 $121,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,230 2.80 3.19 $54.55 $113,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,150 0.43 0.49 $53.12 $110,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,910 1.23 1.40 $59.80 $124,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,580 1.28 1.46 $59.32 $123,390
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,130 1.58 1.80 $53.54 $111,360




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 17.14 19.54 $59.83 $124,440
Warner Robins, GA 1,030 14.01 15.97 $45.76 $95,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,190 5.43 6.19 $68.11 $141,660
New Bern, NC 200 4.64 5.29 $38.82 $80,750
Huntsville, AL 1,070 4.60 5.25 $57.01 $118,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,010 4.52 5.15 $48.52 $100,920
Boulder, CO 820 4.43 5.05 $56.84 $118,230
Panama City, FL 320 4.19 4.78 $49.31 $102,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,900 4.05 4.62 $42.70 $88,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,770 3.86 4.40 $61.94 $128,830