Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 111,400 people employed as career profile - electronics engineers, except... in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $104,820. Entry level employees earn approximately $73,630 per year and senior employees earn approximately $166,890 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
- Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
- Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
- Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
- Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
- Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
- Prepare budget or cost estimates for equipment, construction, or installation projects or control expenditures.
- Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, explain, or defend findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.
- Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
- Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
- Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
- Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
- Determine project material or equipment needs.
- Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
- Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
- Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
- Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
- Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
- Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
- Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing.
- Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
- Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.