Electrical & electronics engineers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
229k
Average Age
43.9
Average Salary
$108,791
Average Male Salary
$110,091
Average Female Salary
$96,318

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 $108,791 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical & electronics engineers by wage are Financial managers, Computer and information research scientists, and Pharmacists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical & electronics engineers are Hillsboro City PUMA, OR, 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 Hillsboro City PUMA, OR, Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA, and San Jose (West Central) & Campbell 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Electrical & electronics engineers are paid most in Woodbury & Cottage Grove Cities PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Hillsboro City PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$108,791
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,460

In 2020, Electrical & electronics engineers earned an average of $108,791, $52,838 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Financial managers make somewhat more than Electrical & electronics engineers while Pharmacists 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

0.263
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Electrical & electronics engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.263, 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

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Industries by Share

229k
2020 Workforce
± 11,746
4.19%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.03%

The number of people employed as Electrical & electronics engineers has been growing at a rate of 4.19%, from 220,027 people in 2019 to 229,243 people in 2020.

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  16.3%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 15.5% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 7.93%.

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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 44.4 and of female Electrical & electronics engineers is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical & electronics engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

208k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,179
21.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,611

90.6% of Electrical & electronics engineers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

65.2% 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 Sex

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.717
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.04

The median age of Electrical & electronics engineers is 43.9, and Male employees are generally 4.82 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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