The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $72,238 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$53,731 - $105,525
(Median)
$54K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,237
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$16.75 - $47.10
(Median)
$17
$29
$47
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,731 - $105,525  
   
Bonus
$252.25 - $10,211  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $9,971  
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
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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$52,087 - $109,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $47.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$25.93 - $58.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$252.25 - $10,211  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $9,971  
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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$52,087 - $109,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,207
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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers are responsible for implementing and designing components for any device that uses electricity, as well as the devices themselves. Engineers have to focus on the generation of power to the device or product. These devices can include anything that runs on electricity. Electrical engineers also focus on researching, creating, and improving products and devices.

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Electrical Engineer Tasks

  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,949

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Electrical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Engineer?

Electrical Engineer in Kohler:
"Working as an electrical engineer."
Pros: Different responsibilities everyday. Respect from others. Seeing the things that I design come to life. Trouble shooting problems on the fly.
Cons: Some long days. Unrealistic deadlines.

Electrical Engineer in 91355:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The company is a very friendly, semi-family oriented company. Is understanding on family obligations but does expect exceptional work in a timely manner. Since its a small company I am on lots of projects and have many opportunities to learn different skills.
Cons: Some times expectations are a little too high and uncalled for on how quickly things should be done in.

Electrical Engineer in Flowood:
"Electrical Engineering Review."
Pros: I like that I have a flexible work environment doing something that I enjoy.
Cons: I feel like I have not received a deserved promotion but others have.

Electrical Engineer in Leesburg:
"Rewarding but undervalued."
Pros: The job is great when it comes to job satisfaction and challenge. There is always something new to design and watching your design being built is a great self esteem boost. The work is flexible and varied.
Cons: Government employers often under compensate employee wages and there are specific roles that are over paid. This glaring lack of employee compensation and an overall lack of employee retention makes government service a very niche career field. You have to want to give your time away for less than it is worth.

Electrical Engineer in Warren:
Pros: The experience I obtain justifies what I learned in school. Sometimes, it shocks me that much of the knowledge not applied directly in the work. I get some more training and feel more confident after 6 months working at the same company. The testing is fun.I learn some more things that I could not understand well by reading textbooks alone. I have tried some design with HFSS and CST which I never had access to while attending college. The future is bright for good designer. After I am with my company for 2 years, I have been given more responsibilities and with my experience, I should have some room for advancing my career.
Cons: I still on contract with my company for 2 years now. Some of the training is not available to me. I don't have access to some important engineering documents and materials only available to full employees. I only have 1 week of paid vacation, no paid-time-off (PTO) or any other benefits.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Labview
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National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Excel
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Matlab
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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C++ Programming Language
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C programming Language
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1174 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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