Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Electrical Engineers in Washington take home approximately $79K annually on average. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Washington Electrical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$61,505 - $122,393
MEDIAN: $79,058

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$61,385 - $123,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Washington Electrical Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $72K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $88K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $110K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $118K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Engineering Design

National Average

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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%