Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
135,350 1.8 % $47.05 $97,870 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.13 $35.86 $45.31 $56.27 $69.60
Annual Wage (2) $60,600 $74,590 $94,250 $117,040 $144,760


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 18,260 1.37 $48.62 $101,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,820 0.84 $49.39 $102,740
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 16,130 2.70 $41.46 $86,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,340 3.28 $49.16 $102,240
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,680 2.45 $49.58 $103,130

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 4,260 4.11 $46.74 $97,220
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 6,170 4.02 $45.18 $93,970
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,340 3.28 $49.16 $102,240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 16,130 2.70 $41.46 $86,230
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 500 2.65 $44.54 $92,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 120 0.04 $59.10 $122,920
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 70 0.02 $55.34 $115,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,200 0.84 $54.03 $112,380
Specialized Design Services 160 0.13 $53.84 $111,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,750 1.23 $53.60 $111,480


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 34,270 2.33 2.28 $52.72 $109,660
Texas 11,200 1.03 1.01 $46.17 $96,030
Colorado 4,910 2.14 2.10 $46.20 $96,090
Florida 4,830 0.65 0.63 $42.71 $88,850
Virginia 4,810 1.32 1.30 $49.68 $103,340




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 1,190 2.61 2.55 $53.50 $111,280
California 34,270 2.33 2.28 $52.72 $109,660
Colorado 4,910 2.14 2.10 $46.20 $96,090
Arizona 4,620 1.87 1.83 $45.06 $93,720
Maryland 4,520 1.78 1.75 $51.56 $107,240




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 630 0.95 0.93 $55.70 $115,850
Rhode Island 1,190 2.61 2.55 $53.50 $111,280
Massachusetts 4,730 1.45 1.42 $53.45 $111,170
California 34,270 2.33 2.28 $52.72 $109,660
Maryland 4,520 1.78 1.75 $51.56 $107,240





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 7,910 8.50 8.33 $60.56 $125,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,240 1.82 1.78 $49.63 $103,230
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,310 3.34 3.27 $53.10 $110,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,240 1.97 1.93 $46.89 $97,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,010 2.76 2.71 $52.67 $109,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.67 1.63 $54.11 $112,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,450 1.97 1.93 $54.58 $113,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,400 1.91 1.87 $44.48 $92,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,130 2.45 2.40 $45.10 $93,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,130 1.14 1.11 $46.54 $96,810




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)
Warner Robins, GA 1,140 20.13 19.72 $41.02 $85,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,910 8.50 8.33 $60.56 $125,960
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,160 6.08 5.96 $43.29 $90,050
Huntsville, AL 1,220 5.81 5.69 $50.51 $105,050
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,540 5.27 5.16 $50.33 $104,690
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 330 4.48 4.39 $43.20 $89,850
Boulder, CO 680 4.18 4.10 $53.00 $110,250
Pocatello, ID 140 4.11 4.03 $46.55 $96,820
Las Cruces, NM 270 4.02 3.94 $41.88 $87,100
Corvallis, OR 130 4.01 3.92 $47.14 $98,050




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 7,910 8.50 8.33 $60.56 $125,960
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.93 0.92 $57.97 $120,580
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 410 1.21 1.18 $57.96 $120,550
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 240 1.79 1.75 $55.84 $116,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,450 1.97 1.93 $54.58 $113,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.67 1.63 $54.11 $112,550
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 310 1.81 1.77 $54.06 $112,440
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 220 2.20 2.15 $53.97 $112,260
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,220 2.24 2.20 $53.25 $110,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,310 3.34 3.27 $53.10 $110,440

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 23.36 22.88 $56.32 $117,140
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 4.81 4.71 (8) (8)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 420 8.88 8.70 $54.14 $112,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.74 0.73 $40.90 $85,070
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 210 3.55 3.47 $43.01 $89,460

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 23.36 22.88 $56.32 $117,140
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 420 8.88 8.70 $54.14 $112,600
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 4.81 4.71 (8) (8)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 210 3.55 3.47 $43.01 $89,460
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 0.84 $39.20 $81,530

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 23.36 22.88 $56.32 $117,140
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 420 8.88 8.70 $54.14 $112,600
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.33 $49.43 $102,820
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 0.36 $47.44 $98,660
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 0.46 $46.82 $97,390


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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