Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $64,982 per year.

$50,187 - $82,152
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,981
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$15.62 - $38.22
(Median)
$16
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,187 - $82,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,852  
Profit Sharing
$442.75 - $7,151  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$49,136 - $84,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $38.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$23.25 - $49.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,852  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$442.75 - $7,151  
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).
)
$49,136 - $84,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,687

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Electrical Engineer Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$66,000

C++
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C
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Labview
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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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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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1213 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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