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Electrical Engineer Salary in Seattle

For Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., annual average wages total $70K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Electrical Engineers in Seattle can bottom out near $51K or peak near $104K depending on individual performance. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Seattle Electrical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,029 - $102,038
(Median)
$52K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,365
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$11.07 - $50.25
(Median)
$11
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,029 - $102,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,635  
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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$51,054 - $103,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $50.25  
   
Overtime
$29.65 - $61.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,635  
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).
)
$51,054 - $103,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


For many Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $64K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $83K on average. On average, Electrical Engineers in Seattle make $84K following one to two decades on the job. Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $115K.

Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

C++
up arrow 2%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%