The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $66,501 per year.

$50,781 - $83,814
$51K
$67K
$84K
MEDIAN: $66,500
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$15.54 - $37.63
$16
$27
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,781 - $83,814  
   
Bonus
$203.86 - $8,594  
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $7,845  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$49,580 - $86,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $37.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$24.75 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$203.86 - $8,594  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $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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$49,580 - $86,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 857

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,938

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Electrical Engineer Advice

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.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 659 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Labview
0%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%

C programming Language
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 659 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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