Electrical Engineer Salary in Seattle

For Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., annual average wages total $72K per year. In the world of Seattle Electrical Engineers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $104K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Engineers in Seattle, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,846 - $102,913
(Median)
$54K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,588
10%
50%
90%

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$11.33 - $49.29
(Median)
$11
$31
$49
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,846 - $102,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,297  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,100  
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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$52,154 - $104,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $49.29  
   
Overtime
$29.50 - $61.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,100  
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).
)
$52,154 - $104,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington

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


Electrical Engineers in Seattle with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $67K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $87K. Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $117K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 16%


AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

C++
up arrow 3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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