The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $66,704 per year.

$50,901 - $84,160
$51K
$67K
$84K
MEDIAN: $66,704
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$15.63 - $37.67
$16
$27
$38
MEDIAN: $26.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,901 - $84,160  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $8,460  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $7,845  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$49,773 - $86,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,889
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $37.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$24.69 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$193.92 - $8,460  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $7,845  
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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$49,773 - $86,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 879

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National Average: $67,175

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Electrical Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Electrical Engineer in Kokomo:
"Training on Company Tools."
Pick your specialty within your field early and learn everything you can from the most experienced people.

Electrical Engineer in Oklahoma City:
Becoming an Electrical Engineer is a job were it takes hard work and ability to accomplish a successful work environment.

Electrical Engineer in Virginia Beach:
"General Construction Knowledge."
I spent the first few years working as a Project Engineer on construction sites. This opportunity gave me insight to the challenges of construction and learned general contracting work.

Electrical Engineer in Luanda:
"Power Plant Turnkey solution to client needs."
Project, technical and financial consulting, budgeting, supervision, work control, Human Resources. Learn to control stress levels, organizing yourself and focusing on priorities.

Electrical Engineer in Hartford:
"I would have gone accounting."
Hope that you like the idea of interesting work for low pay, and unpaid overtime. But the work is really interesting. So are my kids.

Electrical Engineer in Oswego:
"Keep An Open Mind."
Keep an open mind. Learn as much as possible from the senior people in the roles you have and want. They usually know more of the tribal knowledge that you can not obtain any other way and that knowledge becomes incredibly useful. Be friendly and get to know the people you work with, they become your family away from home. If you're not happy where you are take the steps to change it, nobody will know you are unhappy if you do not communicate. Money is not everything, weigh all the factors as they pertain to your life before making a decision to move companies or careers. Lastly, do not forget where you came from or how you got there. Nobody achieves anything with out some kind of help from others, respect and praise them for what they have done for you.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 688 votes.
065
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 688 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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