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Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary

Electrical & Instrument Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $81K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Electrical & Instrument Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$58,564 - $116,012
(Median)
$59K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,579
10%
50%
90%

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$14.94 - $58.17
(Median)
$15
$32
$58
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,564 - $116,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $5,149  
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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$54,036 - $123,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $5,149  
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).
)
$54,036 - $123,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Office is a skill commonly found among those who know Engineering Design.

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Experience Affects Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%