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Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The average Electrical Engineer in Washington can expect to rake in roughly $77K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$58,923 - $116,694
MEDIAN: $76,625

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$58,923 - $116,694  
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$58,264 - $119,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Washington Electrical Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $73K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $85K on average. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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

Engineering Design
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


17 %
83 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%