Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average Electrical Engineer in Washington earns approximately $78K annually. For the most part, Washington Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Electrical Engineers in Washington (84 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,610 - $122,533
MEDIAN: $78,456

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$61,961 - $123,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Washington Electrical Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $72K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $110K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $117K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 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: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 6%