Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electrical & Instrument Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $82K per year. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. For the most part, Electrical & Instrument Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,118 - $112,836
(Median)
$59K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,618
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$19.05 - $58.17
(Median)
$19
$33
$58
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,118 - $112,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,466 - $120,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.05 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$25.43 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,466 - $120,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Electrical & Instrument Engineer

  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.

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Popular Skills for Electrical & Instrument Engineer


Electrical & Instrument Engineers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical & Instrument Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $91K. On average, Electrical & Instrument Engineers make $100K following one to two decades on the job. Electrical & Instrument Engineers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $98K.

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Experience Affects Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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