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Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $70,348 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Project Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$53,294 - $98,651
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $70,347
10%
50%
90%

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$19.87 - $49.12
(Median)
$20
$34
$49
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,294 - $98,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,933  
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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$53,454 - $104,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $49.12  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $47.47  
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 - $12,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,933  
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).
)
$53,454 - $104,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 35%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Matlab
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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