Late-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

Late-Career Electrical Engineers can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Late-Career Electrical Engineers bottoms out near $70K and approaches $155K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,924 - $148,346
(Median)
$70K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,979
10%
50%
90%

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$28.00 - $79.71
(Median)
$28
$47
$80
MEDIAN: $46.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,924 - $148,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,318  
Commission
$25,000  
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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$69,872 - $155,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$28.00 - $79.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$6.29 - $83.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,318  
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).
)
$69,872 - $155,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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The Boeing Company pays the most with a median salary of $142K, though there is little variation overall ($101K to $176K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,711

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

For Late-Career Electrical Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Late-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+28 percent), Boston (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Phoenix (+18 percent). Detroit is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 13%

C++
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

C
0%

National Average
$104,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

Labview
up arrow 3%

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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