Electrical & electronics engineers

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Total Workforce

218k

Average Age

44.6

Estimated Job Growth

6.53%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$104,011

Average Male Salary

$104,398

Average Female Salary

$100,450

About

Electrical & electronics engineers are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  industry. The average yearly wage for Electrical & electronics engineers was $104,011 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical & electronics engineers by wage are Computer & information research scientists, Computer hardware engineers, and Computer network architects.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical & electronics engineers are Hillsboro City PUMA, OR, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical & electronics engineers are Hillsboro City PUMA, OR, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Austin City (Southwest), Lost Creek & Barton Creek PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electrical & electronics engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Electrical & electronics engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electrical & electronics engineers, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing. Electrical & electronics engineers are paid most in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Hillsboro City PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,011

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,216

In 2017, Electrical & electronics engineers earned an average of $104,011, $51,946 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Computer & information research scientists make somewhat more than Electrical & electronics engineers while Computer hardware engineers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electrical & electronics engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.277

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Electrical & electronics engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.277, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electrical & electronics engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Electrical & electronics engineers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Electrical & electronics engineers, by number of employees, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , Architectural, engineering & related services, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

218k

2017 Workforce

± 11,468

6.94%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.06%

The number of people employed as Electrical & electronics engineers has been growing at a rate of 6.94%, from 204,311 people in 2016 to 218,499 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Electrical & electronics engineers employed by various industries. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. employs the largest share of Electrical & electronics engineers at  18.1%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 14.5% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 8.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electrical & electronics engineers in the US. The average age of male Electrical & electronics engineers in the workforce is 44.9 and of female Electrical & electronics engineers is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical & electronics engineers is White.

Gender Composition

197k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,892

21.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,591

90.2% of Electrical & electronics engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electrical & electronics engineers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

71.9% of Electrical & electronics engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.1% of Electrical & electronics engineers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Age by Gender

44.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.71

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.75

The median age of Electrical & electronics engineers is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 2.84 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electrical & electronics engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electrical & electronics engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Electrical & electronics engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Electrical & electronics engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical & electronics engineers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electrical & electronics engineers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Electrical & electronics engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Electrical & electronics engineers are expected to see a growth of 6.53% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.53%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Electrical & electronics engineers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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