Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Average Washington Electrical Engineers make around $77K per year. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineers in Washington is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,742 - $120,292
(Median)
$61K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,490
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$60,742 - $120,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $2,950  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$60,453 - $121,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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.


For many Electrical Engineers in Washington, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $72K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $88K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $108K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $116K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 36%


National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$79,000

C++
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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