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Electrical Engineer Salary in Seattle

The average Seattle Electrical Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $72K per year. Total cash compensation for Seattle Electrical Engineers runs from $52K to $104K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. The majority of Electrical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$53,717 - $102,245
(Median)
$54K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,646
10%
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90%

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$11.00 - $50.47
(Median)
$11
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary 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
Salary
$53,717 - $102,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,742  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,745  
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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$51,615 - $104,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $50.47  
   
Overtime
$29.23 - $67.72  
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 - $7,742  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,745  
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).
)
$51,615 - $104,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $117K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%


AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

National Average
$73,000

C++
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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