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Electronic Warfare Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Electronic Warfare Engineer designs and develops electronic equipment used in electronic warfare systems or electronic monitoring technology. Works with circuits and other electronic equipment, components and systems.

Job Outlook

There were 5 Electronic Warfare Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 707 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Electronic Warfare 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 $113,523.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $113,523.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electronic Warfare Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $96,876.

Education and Experience

Posted Electronic Warfare 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 Degree5.09%
Bachelor's Degree73.27%
Master's Degree43.56%
Doctoral Degree20.79%
Other8.49%

Posted Electronic Warfare 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 years8.71%
3 to 5 years24.18%
6 to 8 years16.34%
9+ years50.76%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electronic Warfare 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 (39.75%)
  • Mathematics (28.57%)
  • Management (22.77%)
  • Research (18.81%)
  • Planning (18.53%)
  • Operations (18.1%)
  • Leadership (17.82%)
  • Writing (14.29%)
  • Detail Oriented (13.3%)
  • Innovation (12.45%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Antenna (20.06%)
  • Electronic Warfare (98.01%)
  • Algorithms (20.34%)
  • Electrical Engineering (29.59%)
  • Systems Engineering (49.93%)
  • C++ (Programming Language) (22.48%)
  • Computer Science (21.62%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (21.62%)
  • Electronic Countermeasures (29.16%)
  • Simulations (26.17%)
  • MATLAB (28.73%)
  • Signal Processing (33.57%)
  • Physics (26.03%)
  • Radar (46.37%)
  • Radio Frequency (24.61%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Agile Methodology (14.79%)
  • Git (Version Control System) (6.97%)
  • Electro-Optics (10.67%)
  • Chemistry (6.69%)
  • Technical Support (3.13%)
  • C (Programming Language) (12.23%)
  • Flight Testing (7.11%)
  • Software Development (20.2%)
  • Telecommunications (9.1%)
  • Avionics (8.11%)
  • Data Analysis (11.38%)
  • Signals Intelligence (10.53%)
  • Technical Analysis (8.68%)
  • Configuration Management (6.4%)
  • Digital Signal Processing (7.82%)
  • Engineering Design Process (6.26%)
  • Computer Engineering (13.8%)
  • Electronics (5.97%)
  • Linux (13.37%)
  • Engineering Analysis (9.39%)
  • Project Management (9.67%)
  • Firmware (9.96%)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) (8.39%)
  • Test Planning (15.65%)
  • Microwaves (2.56%)
  • Software Engineering (10.24%)
  • Research And Development (10.24%)
  • Systems Design (9.96%)
  • System Requirements (7.25%)
  • Test Engineering (8.25%)
  • Requirements Analysis (14.65%)
  • Verification And Validation (6.69%)
  • Survivability (7.25%)
  • Systems Integration (16.07%)
  • Electronic Systems (13.94%)
  • Sensors (11.66%)

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.

  • C++ (Programming Language) (22.67%)
  • Electronic Warfare (98.85%)
  • MATLAB (28.98%)
  • Physics (26.26%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer
  • Electronic Warfare Analyst
  • Electronic Warfare Specialist
  • Systems Engineer
  • Electronic Warfare Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Full Life Cycle Recruiter
  • Chief Scientist
  • Electronic Systems 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 Warfare Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Lockheed Martin (69)
  • Scientific Research Corporation (51)
  • Southwest Research Institute (48)
  • Boeing (43)
  • BAE Systems (31)
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries (25)
  • Amentum (25)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (22)
  • DCS Corporation (16)
  • Leidos (16)

North Carolina

  • Southwest Research Institute (2)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (1)
  • Applied Research Associates (1)
  • CACI International (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!