Electrical Designer Salary (United States)

An Electrical Designer earns an average wage of $25.77 per hour. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job.
Electrical Designer Total Pay (?
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$45,147 - $83,710
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,904
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Electrical Designer Total Pay (?
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$18.26 - $45.20
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,147 - $83,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,091  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,337  
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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$42,762 - $92,430  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.26 - $45.20  
   
Overtime
$25.04 - $65.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,337  
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).
)
$42,762 - $92,430  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 918
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Job Description for Electrical Designer

Electrical designers are in charge of creating electrical schematics, layouts, and other grid plans for their organization. They must develop effective, safe electrical diagrams, provide assistance in the installation of equipment and systems, and perform design computations using their engineering skills. Additionally, electrical designers prepare drawing packages that support building code specifications, participate in staff meeting to oversee planning methods, and review project needs to adapt their performance accordingly. Keeping design documentation and using company resources efficiently are essential in this role, as is following strict safety requirements to avoid electrical accidents. Other tasks performed by electrical designers include performing calculations based on sketches to present proposals, coordinating the implementation of design criteria by using engineering techniques and industrial tools, and translating design requirements into specific configurations.
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Electrical Designer Tasks
  • Confer with engineers and design staff to interpret design concepts.
  • Review all applicable documentation and company procedural manuals to determine critical attributes of design.
  • Perform calculations in preparation for designing products.
  • Retrieve and review all customer specification documents, vendor quotes, drawings and diagrams for creating electrical designs for customer.
  • Revise drawings and designs based on change orders and customer requests.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Designer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston
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Atlanta
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Cincinnati
up arrow 9%
Dallas
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Tampa
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National Average
$58,000
Tulsa
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Pittsburgh
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Denver
up arrow 7%
St. Louis
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Electrical Designer Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Designer Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 20%
AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 4%
Microstation
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$58,000
Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD MEP
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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