Electrical & electronics engineers

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Total Workforce
201k
Average Age
43.6
Average Salary
$102,340
Average Male Salary
$104,270
Average Female Salary
$87,848

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 $102,340 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical & electronics engineers by wage are Pharmacists, Computer network architects, and Compensation & benefits managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical & electronics engineers are Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical & electronics engineers are Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA, Chandler City (South) PUMA, AZ, and Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

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 Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Electrical & electronics engineers are paid most in Oakland (Northwest) & Emeryville Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$102,340
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,502

In 2018, Electrical & electronics engineers earned an average of $102,340, $48,451 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Pharmacists make somewhat more than Electrical & electronics engineers while Compensation & benefits managers 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

0.286
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Electrical & electronics engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.286, 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

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

201k
2018 Workforce
± 10,987
-8.22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.27%

The number of people employed as Electrical & electronics engineers has been declining at a rate of -8.22%, from 218,499 people in 2017 to 200,531 people in 2018.

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  16.8%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 14.2% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 9.14%.

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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 and of female Electrical & electronics engineers is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical & electronics engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

177k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,322
23.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,769

88.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

65.5% of Electrical & electronics engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.7% of Electrical & electronics engineers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.777
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.05

The median age of Electrical & electronics engineers is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 4.14 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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