Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
133,990 1.9 % $47.91 $99,660 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.70 $36.36 $46.05 $57.26 $70.95
Annual Wage (2) $61,780 $75,640 $95,790 $119,100 $147,570


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 16,850 2.78 $42.52 $88,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,450 0.83 $50.19 $104,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,940 1.17 $47.70 $99,210
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,780 3.44 $50.74 $105,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,550 2.47 $51.09 $106,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,110 4.41 $47.65 $99,110
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 6,110 3.83 $45.54 $94,720
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,780 3.44 $50.74 $105,540
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 650 3.41 $48.17 $100,200
Satellite Telecommunications 270 3.20 $44.80 $93,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services (8) (8) $60.12 $125,050
Software Publishers 130 0.04 $56.82 $118,190
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,450 0.91 $56.69 $117,910
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $55.92 $116,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,300 1.15 $55.49 $115,430


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 32,550 2.15 2.17 $53.68 $111,660
Texas 12,560 1.12 1.13 $48.08 $100,000
Florida 5,180 0.68 0.68 $43.50 $90,480
Georgia 5,000 1.26 1.27 $42.11 $87,590
Colorado 4,950 2.09 2.11 $48.35 $100,570




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 1,080 2.32 2.34 $56.50 $117,510
California 32,550 2.15 2.17 $53.68 $111,660
Colorado 4,950 2.09 2.11 $48.35 $100,570
Maryland 4,690 1.83 1.85 $52.72 $109,660
Arizona 4,130 1.64 1.65 $45.57 $94,790




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 670 1.00 1.01 $56.61 $117,750
Rhode Island 1,080 2.32 2.34 $56.50 $117,510
Massachusetts 4,290 1.29 1.30 $53.97 $112,260
California 32,550 2.15 2.17 $53.68 $111,660
Maryland 4,690 1.83 1.85 $52.72 $109,660





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 7,340 7.54 7.60 $62.77 $130,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,530 1.61 1.62 $51.33 $106,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,770 2.13 2.15 $48.81 $101,530
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,390 3.32 3.35 $53.81 $111,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.51 1.53 $54.82 $114,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,590 2.42 2.44 $50.14 $104,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,310 1.39 1.40 $43.66 $90,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,120 1.74 1.75 $55.29 $115,010
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,090 2.33 2.35 $46.28 $96,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,040 1.07 1.08 $48.02 $99,890




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)
Warner Robins, GA 1,070 19.36 19.53 $42.16 $87,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,340 7.54 7.60 $62.77 $130,570
Huntsville, AL 1,180 5.67 5.72 $50.07 $104,150
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,610 5.43 5.47 $49.81 $103,610
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,030 5.35 5.40 $48.12 $100,080
Las Cruces, NM 370 5.29 5.33 $40.31 $83,840
Boulder, CO 790 4.73 4.77 $54.83 $114,040
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 330 4.37 4.41 $44.29 $92,120
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 880 4.24 4.27 $41.24 $85,780
Mansfield, OH 190 3.84 3.88 $40.00 $83,200




Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 7,340 7.54 7.60 $62.77 $130,570
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,090 1.98 2.00 $56.24 $116,970
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 190 1.38 1.39 $55.30 $115,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,120 1.74 1.75 $55.29 $115,010
Boulder, CO 790 4.73 4.77 $54.83 $114,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.51 1.53 $54.82 $114,020
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 380 2.16 2.18 $54.82 $114,020
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.33 0.33 $54.02 $112,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,390 3.32 3.35 $53.81 $111,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.53 0.53 $53.72 $111,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,000 23.22 23.42 $57.32 $119,220
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 750 4.59 4.63 $45.50 $94,640
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 7.68 7.75 $57.06 $118,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.91 0.92 $41.80 $86,950
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 200 3.37 3.40 $42.99 $89,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,000 23.22 23.42 $57.32 $119,220
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 7.68 7.75 $57.06 $118,680
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 750 4.59 4.63 $45.50 $94,640
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 200 3.37 3.40 $42.99 $89,420
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.91 0.92 $41.80 $86,950

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 1,000 23.22 23.42 $57.32 $119,220
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 7.68 7.75 $57.06 $118,680
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 750 4.59 4.63 $45.50 $94,640
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.32 $45.44 $94,520
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.17 $44.30 $92,150


About May 2014 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015