Median pay for Electrical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. lies in the neighborhood of $96K annually. Total cash compensation to San Jose Electrical Engineers approaches anywhere from $63K on the lower end to $163K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $30K from profit sharing. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Engineers in San Jose. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $96,201
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,120 - $148,345  
   
Bonus
$1,980 - $19,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$62,897 - $163,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.48  
   
Overtime
$52.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,980 - $19,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $29,590  
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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$62,897 - $163,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Electrical Engineers in San Jose, Calif., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $81K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $106K. Electrical Engineers in San Jose who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $134K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $167K.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%

Experienced
up arrow 37%


National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Labview
up arrow 42%

Linux
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$97,000

C++
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 10%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 10%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

C programming Language
up arrow 16%

C
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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