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.

$58,317 - $104,580
$58K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,530
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50%
90%

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$19.42 - $48.17
$19
$33
$48
MEDIAN: $33.22
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$0$106K
Salary $58,317 - $104,580
Bonus $989 - $11,300
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,335
Total Pay (?
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$57,806 - $106,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 157
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $19.42 - $48.17
Overtime $29.15 - $54.75
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $989 - $11,300
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,335
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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$57,806 - $106,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 21 salaries. An Electrical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲50%

▲38%

▲29%

National Average
$72,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries



C programming Language
▲21%

▲20%


C++ Programming Language
▲5%


Microsoft Excel
▲2%

C++
▲1%


C
▼0%

National Average
$72,000

▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 5%
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