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Electronics Engineer (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Electronics Engineer designs and develops electronic equipment, from iPods to global positioning systems (GPS). Works primarily with smaller electronic equipment that uses electricity as a means of storing information.

Job Outlook

There were 269 Electronics Engineer (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 14521 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Electronics Engineer (General) 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 $97,005.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $85,337.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electronics Engineer (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $77,990.

Education and Experience

Posted Electronics Engineer (General) 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 Degree6.69%
Bachelor's Degree64.79%
Master's Degree34.52%
Doctoral Degree17.66%
Other6%

Posted Electronics Engineer (General) 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 years22.38%
3 to 5 years40.14%
6 to 8 years13.56%
9+ years23.92%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electronics Engineer (General) 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 (38.21%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (22.55%)
  • Management (17.88%)
  • Operations (16.44%)
  • Leadership (16.05%)
  • Problem Solving (14.74%)
  • Mathematics (14.1%)
  • Planning (12.68%)
  • Research (12.64%)
  • Writing (9.85%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Electronic Engineering (29.32%)
  • Electrical Engineering (35.32%)
  • Electronics (26.51%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Project Management (11.59%)
  • Telecommunications (9.2%)
  • Systems Engineering (17.13%)
  • C (Programming Language) (10.23%)
  • AutoCAD (4.77%)
  • Simulations (17.95%)
  • Printed Circuit Board (8.68%)
  • Control Systems (8.89%)
  • Test Equipment (9.01%)
  • Electronic Components (6.43%)
  • Prototyping (5.34%)
  • Electronic Systems (8.08%)
  • Algorithms (11.59%)
  • Sensors (9.37%)
  • C++ (Programming Language) (14.48%)
  • Debugging (11.05%)
  • Firmware (5.63%)
  • New Product Development (12.63%)
  • Radio Frequency (14.73%)
  • Systems Design (6.59%)
  • Computer Engineering (13.79%)
  • Physics (13.06%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (15.34%)
  • MATLAB (17.39%)
  • Computer Science (15.89%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Wireless Engineering (4.46%)
  • Guidance Navigation And Control Systems (7.75%)
  • Electronic Circuit Simulation (2.3%)
  • Electronic Hardware (3.68%)
  • Altium Designer (1.21%)

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.

  • Guidance Navigation And Control Systems (49.7%)
  • Altium Designer (7.73%)
  • Electronic Circuit Simulation (14.76%)
  • Wireless Engineering (28.61%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Electronics Engineer (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer
  • Wireless Engineer
  • Radar Engineer
  • Dft Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Principal Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Systems Engineer
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineer
  • Electronic Hardware 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 Electronics Engineer (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Northrop Grumman (639)
  • Raytheon Technologies (562)
  • Lockheed Martin (469)
  • Boeing (443)
  • Intel (380)
  • Actalent (217)
  • Red River (126)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (101)
  • SpaceX (92)
  • L3Harris Technologies (88)

North Carolina

  • TEKsystems (6)
  • Naval Air Systems Command (6)
  • Baxter International (5)
  • Raytheon Technologies (5)
  • Actalent (3)
  • Emerson Electric (3)
  • Volvo (3)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (3)
  • Garmin International (3)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (3)

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!