Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia take home an average $79K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are far more male Washington Electrical Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Engineers in Washington. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$60,498 - $120,864
MEDIAN: $78,654

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$60,498 - $120,864  
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$1,400 - $2,950  
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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).
$60,067 - $121,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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.

Electrical Engineers in Washington generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past 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 $88K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $108K. Washington Electrical Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $116K on average.

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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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National Average

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.


16 %
84 %

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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%