Electrical Engineers in Washington take home an average $82K annually. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Washington Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$61,541 - $131,435
$62K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,708
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Profit Sharing
$3,900  
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$62,783 - $136,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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


Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $73K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $90K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $119K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $122K on average.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 44%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 15%

C++
up arrow 5%

National Average
$83,000


C programming Language
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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