How much does an Electronics Engineer I make in the United States? The average Electronics Engineer I salary in the United States is $82,881 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $74,357 and $91,669. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Electronics Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Electronics Engineer I Salary $66,597 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Electronics Engineer I Salary $74,357 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Electronics Engineer I Salary $82,881 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Electronics Engineer I Salary $91,669 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Electronics Engineer I Salary $99,671 US April 24, 2024
25% $74,357 10% $66,597 90% $99,671 75% $91,669 $82,881 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Electronics Engineer I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.

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Calibration: In measurement technology and metrology, calibration is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy. Such a standard could be another measurement device of known accuracy, a device generating the quantity to be measured such as a voltage, a sound tone, or a physical artefact, such as a metre ruler. The outcome of the comparison can result in one of the following: no significant error being noted on the device under test a significant error being noted but no adjustment made an adjustment made to correct the error to an acceptable levelStrictly speaking, the term "calibration" means just the act of comparison, and does not include any subsequent adjustment. The calibration standard is normally traceable to a national standard held by a national metrological body.

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Electrical Engineering: Electrical engineering is a technical discipline concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It emerged as an identified activity in the latter half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electrical power generation, distribution and use. Electrical engineering is now divided into a wide range of fields including, computer engineering, power engineering, telecommunications, radio-frequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and electronics. Many of these disciplines overlap with other engineering branches, spanning a huge number of specializations including hardware engineering, power electronics, electromagnetics and waves, microwave engineering, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, renewable energies, mechatronics, and electrical materials science. See glossary of electrical and electronics engineering.

Troubleshooting 13.47%
Calibration 4.27%
Electrical Engineering 1.89%
Others 80.37%

Job Description for Electronics Engineer I

Electronics Engineer I designs, develops, and tests electronic systems, components, or circuits for use within equipment or machinery. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Being an Electronics Engineer I applies principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Electronics Engineer I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be an Electronics Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Electronics Engineer I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Electronics Engineer I, the first career path typically starts with a Signal & Image Processing Engineer II position, and then Signal & Image Processing Engineer IV.

The second career path typically starts with an Electrical Engineer II position, and then progresses to Electrical Engineer IV.

The third career path typically starts with an Electronics Engineer II position, and then progresses to Electronics Engineer IV.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Radio Frequency Engineer I position, and then progresses to Radio Frequency Engineer III.

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Electronics Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Electronics Engineer I, the highest Electronics Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Electronics Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Electronics Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Electronics Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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