Electrical Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Electrical Design Engineer is $67,497 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.
Electrical Design Engineer Salary (?
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$50,122 - $96,230
(Median)
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96K
MEDIAN: $67,496
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Electrical Design Engineer Salary (?
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$18.78 - $44.82
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$50,122 - $96,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,679  
Profit Sharing
$810 - $9,680  
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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$49,264 - $99,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,669
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.78 - $44.82  
   
Overtime
$23.31 - $52.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,679  
   
Profit Sharing
$810 - $9,680  
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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$49,264 - $99,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Job Description for Electrical Design Engineer

The electrical design engineer creates new design projects, as well as analyzes and improves on existing design from an engineering perspective. This position is found in a variety of industries; several that include high demand for electrical design engineers include the semiconductor industry and electronics manufacturers. In the semiconductor industry, the electrical design engineer seeks to improve upon the design of current semiconductor technology, developing new ways to create higher efficiency and capacity wafers. In the electronics manufacturing industry, the electrical design engineer works to develop a new product that takes advantage of electromagnetic principles; they also may seek to improve upon the design of common household devices such as televisions, radios, stereos, and home computing devices.
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Electrical Design Engineer Tasks
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Applies principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Designs, maintains, implements, and improves electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Inspects completed projects to ensure conformance with design and safety standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Design Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Austin
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Omaha
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Dallas
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Columbus
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Greensboro
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Everett
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Seattle
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National Average
$69,000
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Minneapolis
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St. Louis
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New York
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Electrical Design Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Design Engineer?
Electrical Design Engineer in Binghamton:
Pros: Interesting, exciting projects. I am given quite a bit of freedom. They paid for my Master's degree, engineering license, certifications and training that will get me a better job with the pay I deserve. The benefits are nice but they are the same benefits every company offers and the amount I pay for health insurance is quite high.
Cons: The pay is way too low. No promotions. They expect you to work overtime for the terrible pay. They absolutely need an engineer with a Master's degree to work on the projects but they only want to pay someone as entry level with a Bachelor's degree. I have to watch everyone I graduated with (I was in the top 10 of my class), be promoted to senior engineers and make 15k + more in the same location I live in, meanwhile, I have more job responsibilities. One of my projects received praise from the CEO of the company and I am still paid this poorly. I am working, have worked and they hope I will work on several products this company is excited to earn millions on, sometimes I am the main engineer and do the bulk of the work on the project. I did not receive a pay raise for obtaining my Master's degree (even though while I was earning it, I was told that I would, and my overall GPA was a 3.7) and the degree is completely relevant and absolutely needed for the work I am given.

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Experience Affects Electrical Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Design Engineer Salaries

Linux
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
AutoCAD Electrical
0%
National Average
$69,000
Matlab
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C
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
C++
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 632 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%