Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $64,191 per year.

$49,810 - $81,112
(Median)
$50K
$64K
$81K
MEDIAN: $64,191
10%
50%
90%

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$15.31 - $37.42
(Median)
$15
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,810 - $81,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,663  
Profit Sharing
$483.31 - $6,915  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$48,577 - $83,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $37.42  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $47.38  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,663  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$483.31 - $6,915  
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).
)
$48,577 - $83,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 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 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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
0%

Labview
0%

National Average
$65,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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C++
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C
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1380 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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