Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia can expect to rake in roughly $78K per year. Work is enjoyable for Washington Electrical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$61,610 - $122,533
MEDIAN: $78,456

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$61,961 - $123,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $110K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $117K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

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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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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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 20 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: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 6%