Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Average Washington Electrical Engineers make around $77K per year. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineers in Washington is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,742 - $120,292
MEDIAN: $77,490

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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).
$60,453 - $121,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia

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

For many Electrical Engineers in Washington, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $72K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $88K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $108K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $116K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%