Electrical Engineer Salary (United States)

An Electrical Engineer earns an average salary of $68,785 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.
Electrical Engineer Salary (?
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$51,008 - $100,109
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MEDIAN: $68,784
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Electrical Engineer Salary (?
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$15.47 - $45.35
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,008 - $100,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,846  
Profit Sharing
$624 - $8,732  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$50,173 - $102,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12,694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $45.35  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $55.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,846  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$624 - $8,732  
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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$50,173 - $102,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,383
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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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Electrical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Engineer?
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
$70,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Engineering Design
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$70,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Linux
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Matlab
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AutoCAD
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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C++
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C
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3362 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%