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Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Electrical Engineers take home approximately $77K annually on average. The vast majority (84 percent) of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Electrical Engineers in Washington enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,459 - $117,300
MEDIAN: $77,086

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$57,459 - $117,300  
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $2,950  
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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).
$56,809 - $119,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Electrical Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $72K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $87K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Washington Electrical Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $110K.

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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

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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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.


16 %
84 %

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: 68% employee benefits None: 6%