Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
135,390 1.8 % $49.23 $102,390 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.50 $37.26 $47.24 $58.68 $73.07
Annual Wage (2) $63,430 $77,490 $98,270 $122,060 $151,990


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 17,640 2.99 $43.83 $91,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,440 0.83 $50.71 $105,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,680 1.13 $49.79 $103,560
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,740 3.73 $51.37 $106,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,830 2.71 $54.26 $112,850

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) 5,920 4.36 $47.42 $98,630
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 730 3.78 $47.40 $98,590
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,740 3.73 $51.37 $106,850
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 17,640 2.99 $43.83 $91,160
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,630 2.96 $48.32 $100,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.02 $62.11 $129,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $58.30 $121,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,410 0.90 $57.89 $120,410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,060 1.30 $57.00 $118,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,430 1.15 $54.62 $113,600


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 31,100 2.01 2.04 $55.76 $115,980
Texas 12,720 1.10 1.12 $50.42 $104,870
Colorado 5,800 2.37 2.41 $49.36 $102,670
Florida 5,460 0.69 0.70 $42.93 $89,290
Maryland 5,220 2.01 2.05 $56.01 $116,500




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)
Colorado 5,800 2.37 2.41 $49.36 $102,670
Rhode Island 1,080 2.29 2.33 $57.08 $118,720
Maryland 5,220 2.01 2.05 $56.01 $116,500
California 31,100 2.01 2.04 $55.76 $115,980
New Mexico 1,340 1.68 1.71 $48.70 $101,300




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 550 0.82 0.83 $57.84 $120,300
Rhode Island 1,080 2.29 2.33 $57.08 $118,720
Maryland 5,220 2.01 2.05 $56.01 $116,500
California 31,100 2.01 2.04 $55.76 $115,980
Washington 3,150 1.06 1.07 $52.59 $109,380





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 7,070 6.99 7.12 $63.44 $131,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,380 1.31 1.33 $57.93 $120,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,120 2.20 2.24 $50.21 $104,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,600 3.40 3.46 $54.56 $113,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.59 1.62 $56.98 $118,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,780 2.48 2.53 $51.51 $107,140
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,660 2.66 2.71 $47.42 $98,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,450 1.39 1.42 $43.50 $90,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,110 1.77 1.80 $50.97 $106,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,100 1.06 1.08 $53.27 $110,810




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 940 21.60 22.00 $56.60 $117,730
Warner Robins, GA 1,030 15.30 15.59 $42.52 $88,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,070 6.99 7.12 $63.44 $131,960
Huntsville, AL 1,420 6.67 6.79 $51.89 $107,920
Boulder, CO 1,000 5.83 5.94 $56.03 $116,550
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 180 5.22 5.31 $46.56 $96,850
Las Cruces, NM 350 5.01 5.11 $42.35 $88,090
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 940 4.80 4.89 $49.21 $102,360
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,350 4.55 4.64 $50.76 $105,580
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 760 4.42 4.50 $58.17 $120,990