Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Pay for Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia sits in the ballpark of $83K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Electrical Engineers in Washington who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Most Washington Electrical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,482 - $131,687
$61K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,791
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$61,482 - $131,687  
   
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$0.00 - $12,723  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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$62,636 - $136,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 23 salaries. An Electrical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲55%

▲42%

▲9%

National Average
$84,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲15%


C++
▲4%

National Average
$84,000


C programming Language
▼4%

▼6%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼10%

C
▼11%





Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼13%

▼14%

Autodesk Revit MEP
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 6%