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Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical & Instrument Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $82K annually. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The majority of Electrical & Instrument Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,023 - $113,232
(Median)
$59K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,154
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50%
90%

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$19.05 - $58.17
(Median)
$19
$33
$58
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,023 - $113,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,975  
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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$55,195 - $121,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,975  
   
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).
)
$55,195 - $121,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


Typical Electrical & Instrument Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Project Management.

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Experience Affects Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

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 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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