Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

An Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,146 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.
Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$50,849 - $98,371
(Median)
51K
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81K
98K
MEDIAN: $67,145
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Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$18.00 - $48.50
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34
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49
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,849 - $98,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,423  
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $48,177  
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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$50,604 - $103,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $48.50  
   
Overtime
$5.21 - $47.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,423  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $48,177  
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).
)
$50,604 - $103,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 42%
Project Management
up arrow 6%
Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 6%
Engineering Design
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Matlab
0%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
National Average
$70,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 3%
C
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%