Late-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

Late-Career Electrical Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $101K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Late-Career Electrical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $70K and $155K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Late-Career Electrical Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to 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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Salary cannot be beat at The Boeing Company, where median pay comes to $142K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $101K, and the higher end is not far away at $176K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,711

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Electrical Engineers, 47 percent higher than 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 the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. 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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