Electrical Engineer Salary in Seattle

Earnings for Seattle Electrical Engineers come in at around $71K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. bottoms out near $52K and approaches $105K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Engineers in Seattle. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$53,846 - $102,913
(Median)
$54K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,489
10%
50%
90%

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$11.23 - $49.71
(Median)
$11
$32
$50
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 - $7,835  
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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$52,109 - $104,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $49.71  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $62.28  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
   
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).
)
$52,109 - $104,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $87K. Seattle Electrical Engineers bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $117K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

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
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
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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