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Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The average Washington Electrical Engineer earns approximately $78K per year. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia is high. The vast majority (85 percent) of Washington Electrical Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,011 - $117,868
MEDIAN: $78,133

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$59,011 - $117,868  
$0.00 - $6,013  
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).
$58,362 - $119,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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.

Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $87K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $102K. 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 $112K.

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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

Microsoft Excel
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Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%