Pay for San Jose Electrical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $95K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $30K, respectively — total cash payment to Electrical Engineers in San Jose can bottom out near $60K or peak near $162K depending on individual performance. The majority of Electrical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$64K
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MEDIAN: $94,528
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$19.65 - $30.84
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,546 - $147,437  
   
Bonus
$1,987 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$60,438 - $162,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$28.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,987 - $19,392  
   
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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$60,438 - $162,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Electrical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $79K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $106K. San Jose Electrical Engineers see a median salary of $129K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Electrical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $169K.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 78%

Experienced
up arrow 35%


National Average
$95,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$95,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 3%


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

C programming Language
up arrow 13%

C
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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