Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
132,100 2.3 % $49.89 $103,760 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.65 $37.54 $47.70 $59.63 $74.68
Annual Wage (2) $63,760 $78,070 $99,210 $124,030 $155,330


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)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 17,320 3.01 $44.41 $92,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,650 0.82 $51.35 $106,810
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,250 4.40 $51.01 $106,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,170 0.94 $50.37 $104,770
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,410 2.41 $54.22 $112,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 5,860 4.85 $49.09 $102,120
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,250 4.40 $51.01 $106,110
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 640 3.37 $46.00 $95,680
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 17,320 3.01 $44.41 $92,370
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,550 2.92 $50.70 $105,450

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 4,510 0.92 $61.34 $127,590
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $56.91 $118,380
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,440 0.85 $56.24 $116,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,480 0.96 $55.76 $115,980
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 $55.42 $115,270


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 27,690 1.73 1.84 $55.98 $116,430
Texas 12,900 1.10 1.17 $52.78 $109,780
Colorado 5,940 2.37 2.52 $49.14 $102,220
Georgia 5,830 1.38 1.47 $44.49 $92,530
Arizona 5,490 2.07 2.20 $47.31 $98,410




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)
Rhode Island 1,160 2.44 2.59 $57.06 $118,690
Colorado 5,940 2.37 2.52 $49.14 $102,220
Arizona 5,490 2.07 2.20 $47.31 $98,410
Maryland 4,750 1.80 1.91 $56.77 $118,080
California 27,690 1.73 1.84 $55.98 $116,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 1,160 2.44 2.59 $57.06 $118,690
Maryland 4,750 1.80 1.91 $56.77 $118,080
California 27,690 1.73 1.84 $55.98 $116,430
Washington 3,560 1.16 1.24 $54.69 $113,760
Massachusetts 3,780 1.09 1.16 $54.00 $112,310





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 6,110 5.85 6.21 $64.38 $133,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,380 2.21 2.35 $51.39 $106,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,340 1.03 1.09 $56.90 $118,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,170 1.63 1.74 $44.58 $92,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,090 2.95 3.13 $54.94 $114,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,960 2.54 2.70 $49.42 $102,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,770 2.67 2.83 $47.30 $98,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,590 1.44 1.53 $58.90 $122,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.85 1.97 $56.30 $117,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,790 0.95 1.01 $61.66 $128,260




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 900 20.56 21.85 $57.46 $119,520
Warner Robins, GA 1,050 15.29 16.26 $43.73 $90,950
Huntsville, AL 1,470 6.74 7.16 $53.32 $110,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,110 5.85 6.21 $64.38 $133,910
Boulder, CO 1,000 5.68 6.04 $53.95 $112,220
Las Cruces, NM 330 4.73 5.02 $43.09 $89,620
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,260 4.19 4.45 $51.05 $106,190
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,010 4.14 4.40 $42.90 $89,240
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 130 4.00 4.25 $46.66 $97,050
New Bern, NC 150 3.58 3.80 $38.44 $79,950