Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary (United States)

Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can expect to earn an average of $76,168 per year. With some bonuses approaching $9,998 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $8,819, overall incomes in the Mid-Career Electrical Engineers from $57,573 to $97,605 depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; nearly all claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Electrical Engineers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary (?
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$57,573 - $97,605
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MEDIAN: $74,469
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Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary (?
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$19.93 - $45.91
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$57,573 - $97,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,998  
Profit Sharing
$858 - $8,819  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$57,992 - $100,734  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,973
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $45.91  
   
Overtime
$26.72 - $54.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,998  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,948  
Profit Sharing
$858 - $8,819  
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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$57,992 - $100,734  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Electrical Engineer

Mid-Career Electrical Engineers flock to Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, L-3 Communications, and Black and Veatch, highly-regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at URS Corporation Inc.—the median salary there is $83,559. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Boeing Company at $82,366, Lockheed Martin Corp at $81,099, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, where Mid-Career Electrical Engineers annually earn $81,069.
Bechtel Corporation offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $77,997. Black and Veatch, L-3 Communications, and Northrop Grumman Corporation also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $78,828, $79,299, and $81,069.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Mid-Career Electrical Engineers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, San Diego, Seattle, and Philadelphia, top-paying markets where Mid-Career Electrical Engineers rake in more than the national norm (+9 percent, +8 percent, +8 percent, and +7 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Engineering Design
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
91%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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