Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can expect wages of $81K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Electrical Engineers ranges from $62K on the lower end to $109K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Mid-Career Electrical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,256 - $104,530
$62K
$81K
$100K
MEDIAN: $80,606
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$20.67 - $50.43
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MEDIAN: $34.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,256 - $104,530  
   
Bonus
$517 - $10,291  
Profit Sharing
$415.62 - $9,824  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$62,243 - $109,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,865
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.67 - $50.43  
   
Overtime
$30.09 - $58.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$517 - $10,291  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$415.62 - $9,824  
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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$62,243 - $109,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Electrical Engineers include Northrop Grumman Corporation, L-3 Communications, General Electric Co (GE), URS Corporation Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corp. Duke Energy Corp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $110K. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. ($101K), Qualcomm Inc ($101K), and Burns & Mcdonnell ($100K).

Bechtel Corporation, The Boeing Company and L-3 Communications are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $78K, $80K, and $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,218

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Electrical Engineers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+23 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Cincinnati and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 360 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 360 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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