Electrical & electronics engineers

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2019 Workforce
258k
Average Age
44.2
Average Salary
$108,250
Average Male Salary
$109,445
Average Female Salary
$96,261

About

Electrical & electronics engineers are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Electrical & electronics engineers was $108,250 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical & electronics engineers by wage are Natural sciences managers, Financial managers, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers.

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

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electrical & electronics engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services 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 Data processing, hosting & related services. Electrical & electronics engineers are paid most in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$108,250
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,465

In 2019, Electrical & electronics engineers earned an average of $108,250, $52,726 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Natural sciences managers make somewhat more than Electrical & electronics engineers while Financial 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

0.267
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Electrical & electronics engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.267, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Architectural, engineering & related services, Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical & electronics engineers, by average wage, are Data processing, hosting & related services, Specialized design services, and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Industries by Share

258k
2019 Workforce
± 12,468
28.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.67%

The number of people employed as Electrical & electronics engineers has been growing at a rate of 28.8%, from 200,531 people in 2018 to 258,339 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Electrical & electronics engineers employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Electrical & electronics engineers at  15.4%, followed by Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 14.4% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 7.29%.

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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 44.6 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

235k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,890
23.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,757

90.9% 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. White (Hispanic)

67.5% of Electrical & electronics engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.8% 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

44.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.701
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2

The median age of Electrical & electronics engineers is 44.2, and Male employees are generally 4.72 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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