As an electronics engineer, you’ll need to:

The tasks you’re responsible for will depend on the level at which you’re working. For example, incorporated engineers have responsibility for certain aspects of a project and day-to-day operations, while chartered engineers have a strategic role, taking responsibility of entire projects and developing solutions.


Salaries vary from company to company, with some sectors attracting higher salaries due to demand.

Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Working hours

Hours of work can vary, but a 40-hour week is typical. The commercial pressures associated with electronic design mean that extra hours during evenings and weekends may be required at busy times in order to meet deadlines. Contract staff are often recruited to meet peaks in workloads.

Self-employment and freelance work are sometimes possible if you have a good track record and relevant experience. Short-term contract work is available, and is often arranged through agencies.