Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $71,504 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Computer Aided Design (CAD), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, C programming Language, and Matlab. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$57,368 - $103,839
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MEDIAN: $71,504
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$19.52 - $50.00
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MEDIAN: $33.79
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Salary
$57,368 - $103,839  
   
Bonus
$613 - $12,068  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,150  
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$57,999 - $108,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Hourly Rate
$19.52 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$30.35 - $54.63  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$613 - $12,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,150  
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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$57,999 - $108,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲47%

▲35%

▲26%

National Average
$74,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries



C programming Language
▲19%

▲17%


C++ Programming Language
▲3%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$74,000

C++
▼1%


C
▼2%

▼5%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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