Electrical Engineer in Seattle Salary

Seattle Electrical Engineers can expect to earn an average of $76K annually. Total cash compensation for Electrical Engineers in Seattle runs from $57K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. Most Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,488 - $115,669
$57K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,118
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$17.87 - $75.36
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$75
MEDIAN: $32.62
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,488 - $115,669  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $25,466  
Total Pay (?
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$56,898 - $126,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $75.36  
   
Overtime
$29.86 - $56.90  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$255.32 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $25,466  
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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$56,898 - $126,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
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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 Seattle, Wash., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $69K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $91K on average. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $103K. Seattle Electrical Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $147K.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲93%

Experienced
▲35%

▲19%

National Average
$76,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲26%

Microsoft Office
▲11%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲10%

C++
▲8%

Project Management
▲7%

Microsoft Word
▲2%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$76,000

C programming Language
▼4%

autodesk autocad
▼6%

AutoCAD
▼8%

C
▼9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼9%

Autodesk Revit MEP
▼11%

Matlab
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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