Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Electrical Engineers in Washington take home approximately $78K annually on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Washington Electrical Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,825 - $121,139

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$60,603 - $122,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Electrical Engineers in Washington. 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. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $109K. Washington Electrical Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $117K.

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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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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%