Median pay for Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia is around $82K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,318 - $130,199
(Median)
$61K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,592
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Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$3,900  
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$62,432 - $133,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
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District of Columbia:
$75,628
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Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $73K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $91K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $119K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $118K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Late-Career
up arrow 42%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 15%

C++
up arrow 5%

National Average
$83,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

C programming Language
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 11%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 12%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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