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Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Electrical & Instrument Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $79K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical & Instrument Engineers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary (?
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$57,988 - $108,811
(Median)
58K
79K
95K
110K
MEDIAN: $78,898
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Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary (?
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$18.62 - $53.29
(Median)
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32
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53
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,988 - $108,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,985  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $4,913  
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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$55,456 - $115,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.62 - $53.29  
   
Overtime
$25.66 - $56.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $4,913  
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).
)
$55,456 - $115,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Competency in Engineering Design frequently indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$79,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
National Average
$79,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%