An Electrical Engineer earns an average salary of $67,604 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Electrical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,332 - $99,204
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81K
99K
MEDIAN: $67,604
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Electrical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $44.50
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,332 - $99,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,828  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$49,372 - $102,059  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14,982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $44.50  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $54.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,828  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,101  
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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$49,372 - $102,059  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14,982
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Job Description for Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining, implementing, and improving electrical instruments and equipment. They must be able to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects, and must additionally inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards. Sometimes computer aided design (CAD) skills will be required. Like with other engineering positions, strong problem solving skills are necessary in order to successfully complete assigned projects. Projects include initial concept development, layout and selection of equipment, development of contract drawings, specification writing, bid package preparation, field investigations, and support during construction. Computer programming skills are generally a bonus in these positions. At times, they may be required to supervise and train project staff.
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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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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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$69,000
AutoCAD
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C++
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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