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Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,638 per year. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
$51,012 - $98,504
(Median)
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59K
68K
81K
99K
MEDIAN: $67,638
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$19.57 - $48.14
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,012 - $98,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,868  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $42,500  
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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$50,868 - $103,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $48.14  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,868  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $42,500  
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).
)
$50,868 - $103,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 39%

Project Management
up arrow 7%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$70,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%