Commissions constitute a big slice (about a third on average) of overall compensation for Late-Career Electrical Engineers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $106K. Cash earnings for Late-Career Electrical Engineers — including $21K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $72K to $162K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Late-Career Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$72,016 - $150,019
$72K
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$150K
MEDIAN: $102,894
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$29.38 - $85.81
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MEDIAN: $50.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,016 - $150,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,594  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,774  
Commission
$36,000  
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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$72,261 - $162,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.38 - $85.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$39.27 - $103.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,594  
   
Commission
$36,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,774  
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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$72,261 - $162,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Late-Career Electrical Engineers, The Boeing Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp, General Electric Co (GE), and Northrop Grumman Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Northrop Grumman Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $144K. Late-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at The Boeing Company ($144K), Duke Energy Corp ($129K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($121K).

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $100K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $84K to $163K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at General Electric Co (GE) ($101K), Schneider Electric Ltd ($104K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($121K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,880

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Late-Career Electrical Engineers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Baltimore and 6 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
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20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 28%

C++
up arrow 6%



Engineering Design
0%

C programming Language
0%

National Average
$106,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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