What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 218 Electronics Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 9530 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Electronics Engineer industry, which includes the Electronics Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Electronics 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $85,572.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,110.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electronics Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $67,888.
Education and Experience
Posted Electronics 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.
Posted Electronics 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||21%|
|3 to 5 years||39%|
|6 to 8 years||18%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electronics 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (32%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (24%)
- Troubleshooting (22%)
- Research (17%)
- Problem Solving (17%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Electronic Engineering (13%)
- Verilog (9%)
- VHSIC hardware description language (VHDL) (9%)
- Circuit Design (8%)
- Hardware Experience (7%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Simulation (15%)
- Systems Engineering (13%)
- Project Management (12%)
- Electronics Industry Knowledge (11%)
- Repair (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Xilinx (7%)
- Electronics Design and Engineering (7%)
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP) (7%)
- Mixed-Signal (4%)
- Digital Circuit Design (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Electronics Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Control Systems Engineer
- Fpga Engineer
- Design Lead
- Engineering Technician
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.
- Power Electronics Engineer
- Hardware Design Engineer
- Computer Circuit Design Engineer
- Electronic Design Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Hardware Project Engineer
- Electrical Engineer (General)
- Hardware Test Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Electronics Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Raytheon (533)
- Northrop Grumman (262)
- Lockheed Martin Corporation (231)
- The Boeing Company (141)
- Humana (120)
- IBM (9)
- Eloghomes Com (9)
- Naval Air Systems Command (8)
- Andromeda Systems (6)
- Navair (5)
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!