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Electronic Design Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Electronic Design Engineer designs, develops and engineers electronic equipment. Works with circuits and other electronic equipment, components and systems.

Job Outlook

There were 20 Electronic Design Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1178 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Electronics Engineer industry, which includes the Electronic Design Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Electronic Design Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,046.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,046.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electronic Design Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $93,985.

Education and Experience

Posted Electronic Design Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.38%
Bachelor's Degree61.8%
Master's Degree29.12%
Doctoral Degree14.26%
Other1.19%

Posted Electronic Design Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13.87%
3 to 5 years42.19%
6 to 8 years16.93%
9+ years27.01%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electronic Design Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (38.29%)
  • Management (15.7%)
  • Leadership (12.73%)
  • Problem Solving (12.56%)
  • Self-Motivation (11.46%)
  • Mathematics (10.78%)
  • Writing (10.78%)
  • Innovation (9.85%)
  • Planning (9.34%)
  • Research (8.91%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Electronics (18.17%)
  • HyperLynx (7.79%)
  • Debugging (15.04%)
  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) (20.86%)
  • Printed Circuit Board (11.37%)
  • DxDesigner (Software) (6.54%)
  • Computer Engineering (2.24%)
  • Digital Electronics (13.07%)
  • Digital Design (35.18%)
  • Electrical Engineering (43.96%)
  • Electronic Design Automation (24.08%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Electronic Design (16.47%)
  • Software Development (7.52%)
  • Test Equipment (5.28%)
  • Electrical Systems (10.92%)
  • Semiconductors (4.39%)
  • Microcontrollers (11.82%)
  • Scripting (11.64%)
  • Product Design (4.83%)
  • Digital Signal Processing (7.97%)
  • Test Planning (8.24%)
  • Serial Peripheral Interface (4.48%)
  • Electronic Circuit Simulation (13.16%)
  • Static Timing Analysis (9.85%)
  • Power Electronics (14.06%)
  • Circuit Design (13.7%)
  • C++ (Programming Language) (9.58%)
  • Systems Engineering (4.21%)
  • Oscilloscope (8.59%)
  • Systems Integration (2.42%)
  • Perl (Programming Language) (9.13%)
  • Avionics (3.13%)
  • Physics (6.18%)
  • Printed Circuit Board Design (7.7%)
  • Embedded Systems (4.21%)
  • Project Management (10.21%)
  • New Product Development (8.86%)
  • SPICE (Simulation Tool) (4.66%)
  • Simulations (37.24%)
  • Military Standards And Specifications (8.33%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (15.04%)
  • Application Specific Integrated Circuits (14.59%)
  • Signal Integrity (3.58%)
  • Verilog (18.53%)
  • VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) (17.99%)
  • SystemVerilog (Direct Programming Interface) (13.16%)
  • Computer Science (2.51%)
  • Automation (7.61%)
  • Design Verification (6.8%)
  • Embedded Software (2.15%)
  • MATLAB (14.68%)
  • Register-Transfer Level (7.43%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (3.58%)
  • Systems Design (3.49%)
  • Electronic Systems (8.06%)
  • Electronic Circuits (13.34%)
  • C (Programming Language) (8.15%)
  • Signal Processing (7.7%)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (5.1%)
  • Firmware (6.45%)
  • Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (7.43%)
  • Engineering Design Process (10.12%)
  • Architectural Design (2.42%)
  • Schematic Capture (11.19%)
  • Integrated Circuit Design (8.33%)
  • Chemistry (1.61%)
  • Electronic Engineering (9.85%)
  • Export Control (7.97%)
  • Algorithms (4.48%)
  • Mathcad (8.68%)
  • Radio Frequency (5.01%)
  • Prototyping (5.64%)
  • Logic Analyzer (5.73%)
  • Analog Electronics (11.19%)
  • Physical Design (3.85%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Electronic Circuit Design (3.49%)
  • Power Electronics Design (8.68%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Digital Design (52.4%)
  • Computer Engineering (3.33%)
  • Debugging (22.4%)
  • Electronic Design Automation (35.87%)
  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) (31.07%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Electronic Design Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Power Electronics Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Systems Design and Analysis Engineer
  • Principal Electrical Engineer
  • ASIC Digital Design Engineer
  • Design Verification Engineer
  • Digital IC Design Engineer
  • Staff Digital Design Engineer
  • Power Design Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Electronic Design Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Raytheon Technologies (76)
  • Boeing (70)
  • Black & Veatch (42)
  • Actalent (35)
  • Northrop Grumman (35)
  • Cirrus Logic (25)
  • Analog Devices (19)
  • Tesla (17)
  • Honeywell International (14)
  • Belcan (14)

North Carolina

  • Black & Veatch (4)
  • Actalent (2)
  • Cirrus Logic (2)
  • Eaton Corporation (1)
  • Rfa Engineering (1)
  • John Deere (1)
  • Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (1)
  • Northrop Grumman (1)
  • Alliance Of Professionals And Consultants (1)
  • HKA Enterprises (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!