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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
107,170 1.4 % $ 55.53 $ 115,490 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 35.40 $ 39.18 $ 50.39 $ 64.10 $ 80.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 73,630 $ 81,500 $ 104,820 $ 133,320 $ 166,890


Industry profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

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 19,950 3.01 $ 51.80 $ 107,750
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,430 0.73 $ 55.73 $ 115,920
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 10,680 2.99 $ 62.26 $ 129,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,910 0.66 $ 54.89 $ 114,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,040 0.88 $ 61.94 $ 128,840

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)
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 690 3.64 $ 48.30 $ 100,470
Telecommunications 19,950 3.01 $ 51.80 $ 107,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 10,680 2.99 $ 62.26 $ 129,500
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,270 1.50 $ 53.23 $ 110,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,920 1.48 $ 63.05 $ 131,150

Top paying industries for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 180 0.03 $ 71.04 $ 147,760
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 65.29 $ 135,810
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 940 0.61 $ 64.62 $ 134,410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 80 0.08 $ 64.61 $ 134,390
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,920 1.48 $ 63.05 $ 131,150


Geographic profile for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

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.



Map of employment of electronics engineers, except computer by state, May 2021


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 21,900 1.32 1.74 $ 62.66 $ 130,330
Texas 9,710 0.79 1.04 $ 57.13 $ 118,830
Colorado 6,390 2.44 3.21 $ 56.73 $ 117,990
Florida 5,360 0.62 0.82 $ 50.30 $ 104,630
Arizona 4,010 1.39 1.83 $ 58.05 $ 120,750


Map of location quotient of electronics engineers, except computer by state, May 2021


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)
Colorado 6,390 2.44 3.21 $ 56.73 $ 117,990
Rhode Island 1,030 2.25 2.95 $ 59.59 $ 123,950
Maryland 3,970 1.56 2.05 $ 62.16 $ 129,290
Arizona 4,010 1.39 1.83 $ 58.05 $ 120,750
California 21,900 1.32 1.74 $ 62.66 $ 130,330


Map of annual mean wages of electronics engineers, except computer by state, May 2021


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 460 0.70 0.92 $ 65.57 $ 136,380
Massachusetts 1,880 0.55 0.73 $ 63.07 $ 131,180
California 21,900 1.32 1.74 $ 62.66 $ 130,330
Maryland 3,970 1.56 2.05 $ 62.16 $ 129,290
New Jersey 2,360 0.61 0.80 $ 61.89 $ 128,720



Map of employment of electronics engineers, except computer by area, May 2021


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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,750 1.00 1.32 $ 59.20 $ 123,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,380 5.04 6.62 $ 73.11 $ 152,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,470 1.24 1.64 $ 59.88 $ 124,540
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,230 2.89 3.79 $ 57.64 $ 119,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,750 1.28 1.68 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,260 2.34 3.08 $ 59.80 $ 124,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,150 0.36 0.48 $ 57.16 $ 118,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,780 1.31 1.72 $ 61.63 $ 128,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,740 1.52 2.00 $ 51.69 $ 107,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,580 1.15 1.51 $ 65.11 $ 135,430


Map of location quotient of electronics engineers, except computer by area, May 2021


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 750 16.09 21.15 $ 64.33 $ 133,810
Warner Robins, GA 1,050 14.22 18.69 $ 46.28 $ 96,250
Huntsville, AL 1,230 5.35 7.03 $ 59.88 $ 124,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,380 5.04 6.62 $ 73.11 $ 152,060
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,000 4.52 5.94 $ 51.26 $ 106,630
Boulder, CO 760 4.19 5.51 $ 59.29 $ 123,330
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 430 3.80 5.00 $ 50.17 $ 104,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,030 3.46 4.55 $ 58.76 $ 122,210
Las Cruces, NM 230 3.34 4.39 $ 49.19 $ 102,310
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 890 3.31 4.35 $ 47.64 $ 99,100


Map of annual mean wages of electronics engineers, except computer by area, May 2021


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 5,380 5.04 6.62 $ 73.11 $ 152,060
Santa Rosa, CA 320 1.65 2.17 $ 66.58 $ 138,480
Idaho Falls, ID 100 1.44 1.90 $ 65.53 $ 136,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,580 1.15 1.51 $ 65.11 $ 135,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,710 0.66 0.87 $ 64.80 $ 134,790
California-Lexington Park, MD 750 16.09 21.15 $ 64.33 $ 133,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,750 1.28 1.68 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
Albuquerque, NM 570 1.57 2.06 $ 63.57 $ 132,230
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 300 1.53 2.01 $ 63.37 $ 131,810
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,720 1.60 2.11 $ 62.14 $ 129,260

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 710 3.90 5.13 $ 50.53 $ 105,090
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 4.66 6.13 $ 66.19 $ 137,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.38 0.50 $ 41.28 $ 85,860
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.46 0.61 $ 43.77 $ 91,030
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.35 $ 51.44 $ 106,990

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 220 4.66 6.13 $ 66.19 $ 137,670
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 710 3.90 5.13 $ 50.53 $ 105,090
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.35 $ 51.44 $ 106,990
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 1.14 $ 49.34 $ 102,630
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 0.87 $ 56.11 $ 116,700

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 220 4.66 6.13 $ 66.19 $ 137,670
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 0.58 $ 59.58 $ 123,930
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 0.87 $ 56.11 $ 116,700
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.42 $ 54.55 $ 113,470
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.25 $ 53.56 $ 111,410


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022