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Electronics Engineers in California

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Electronics Engineers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as an Electronics Engineer?

8.5% Jobs Projection
$122,050 Median Salary
2,090 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Electronics Engineers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Electronics Engineers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Electronics Engineers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electronics Engineers Work in California?

There were approximately 29,210 workers employed as Electronics Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 29,760 Electronics Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electronics Engineers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,350 Electronics Engineers working in it, which means California has more Electronics Engineers than average.

Electronics Engineers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Electronics Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 3.7%.

Job Projections for Electronics Engineers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,090 annual job openings, and a total of 30,700 jobs for California Electronics Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,200 annual jobs and 141,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electronics Engineers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Electronics Engineers ranged from $72,120 to $182,340 with $122,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.68 to $87.66. The median hourly rate was $58.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $57.35 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.33.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Electronics Engineers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Electronics Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electronics Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,910 $121,450
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,150 $125,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,040 $133,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,910 $111,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,210 $110,930
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,060 $108,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 800 $112,100
Bakersfield, CA 650 $115,830
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 340 $122,130
Santa Rosa, CA 270 $117,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 130 $104,440
Fresno, CA 110 $105,030
Stockton-Lodi, CA 80 $118,480
Modesto, CA 60 $81,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 $81,660

Top States for Electronics Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Electronics Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 29,210 $122,050
Texas 13,000 $112,520
Colorado 5,630 $99,270
Oregon 5,480 $86,520
Georgia 5,030 $94,120
Arizona 5,020 $88,890
Virginia 4,940 $113,430
Florida 4,610 $93,280
Maryland 4,190 $123,220
Michigan 4,020 $88,180
Massachusetts 3,830 $116,580
Pennsylvania 3,760 $96,340
New York 3,630 $93,230
Ohio 3,560 $95,690
Washington 3,270 $106,910
New Jersey 3,160 $113,030
Illinois 2,800 $95,480
North Carolina 2,790 $92,940
Indiana 2,380 $88,210
Oklahoma 1,800 $92,220

Below are the states where Electronics Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $126,280
Rhode Island $124,990
Maryland $123,220
California $122,050
Massachusetts $116,580
New Mexico $113,440
Virginia $113,430
New Jersey $113,030
Texas $112,520
Alabama $108,230

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Electrical Engineers 26,570


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