Electronics Engineers
(Except Computer)

risk level
Based on 235 votes
by year 2032
or $52.00 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

28% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 28% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Electronics Engineers, Except Computer will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Electronics Engineers, Except Computer' job openings is expected to rise 6.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Electronics Engineers, Except Computer' was $108,170, or $52 per hour

'Electronics Engineers, Except Computer' were paid 133.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 106,640 people employed as 'Electronics Engineers, Except Computer' within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Electronics Engineers, Except Computer'.

Job description

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

SOC Code: 17-2072.00


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Joshua (Low) says
Electronics requires to look at physical system design and real world uncertainties which ai can't manage
Dec 11, 2023 at 05:44 PM
dhaarini (Low) says
electronics design, is quite evolving, have never seen any chatgpt kind of websites ever come close to ideating and designing. In general I feel chatgpt has mastered the art of generating code but not in design
Sep 10, 2023 at 06:38 AM
Omar Elsherif (Low) says
Well, the electronics feild is extremely complicated as it combines some of the most challenging feilds of physics and mathematics like calculus, modern physics, quantum mechanics and an enormous variety of applications, so some of these applications design can be automated like kids' toys smart systems but to completely replace engineers in electronics, I don't see it happening any time soon
Aug 16, 2023 at 07:25 PM
Chris Hickam (Highly likely) says
It can learn physics better, perform optimizations and has no problem with creating graphics like schematics either. Will likely be able to retrieve manufacturing quotes and order parts too.
Jul 05, 2023 at 01:19 PM
Engineer says
Testing and commissioning is a field which cannot be automated easily. New test benches need to be set up, and testing methods need to be created every day or week. With no rules, no standards, and usually not enough actuators, devices, cables, connectors, microcontrollers, DAQ modules etc. are in the lab for the projects. But you still need to make the test somehow. Challenging and creative.

Also embedded system engineering (HW + SW as it is very complex), and maintenance engineering have a good chance well.

But I think finding the best routing on a PCB is something which will be done by AI soon.

To sum it up:
If your job requires sitting in front of a screen and you don't need to use your hands, possibly your role will be automated.
Jan 06, 2023 at 04:34 PM
sean (Low) says
we need to make the robots
Sep 06, 2021 at 06:32 AM
Chris (No chance) says
In my job customer interaction is important both to understand the situation and to explain after the job is done.
No chance that'll happen any time soon
Aug 01, 2019 at 10:51 AM

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