Electrical Engineer Salary

An Electrical Engineer earns an average salary of $71,101 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$52,742 - $103,303
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,100
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$17.10 - $47.38
(Median)
$17
$29
$47
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,742 - $103,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
Profit Sharing
$479.34 - $9,582  
Commission
$0.00 - $51,521  
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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$51,676 - $107,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15,472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.10 - $47.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$24.53 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $51,521  
Profit Sharing
$479.34 - $9,582  
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).
)
$51,676 - $107,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,576
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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: $72,051

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Electrical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Engineer?

Electrical Engineer in Colmar:
"Revise engineer, create design spec."
Pros: Handle a lot of different projects. It's good for me to get more knowledge of how the part actually works in the vehicle.
Cons: Salary is pretty low compare to other companies.

Electrical Engineer in York:
"Team Element, Being Part Of A Larger Whole, Very Rewarding."
Pros: Work flexibility is amazing, especially with a 9/80 schedule. Professional environment is very refreshing. Enjoy learning every day. Surrounded by people who will drop whatever they are doing to lend a hand or offer advice. When it does occur, the team-driven experiences are what I like the most.
Cons: Can sometimes get overwhelmed, which lends to operating in isolation, takes away the benefits of teamwork. Some aspects are out of my control, can only do so much. Accessibility of management varies quite a bit. 10 hours of "professional overtime" lends to an all or nothing approach. Lack of physical activity, or in general being able to put my hands on something vs. sitting at a desk working up documentation.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

National Average
$72,000

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 Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Labview
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Visual Basic (VB)
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C++
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C
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2320 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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