Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

The average Mid-Career Electrical Engineer earns approximately $77K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Electrical Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $60K to $104K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Electrical Engineers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$59,964 - $100,670
(Median)
$60K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,067
10%
50%
90%

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$19.90 - $48.87
(Median)
$20
$33
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,964 - $100,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,152  
Profit Sharing
$521 - $9,664  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$60,152 - $104,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.90 - $48.87  
   
Overtime
$27.82 - $55.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,152  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$521 - $9,664  
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).
)
$60,152 - $104,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, L-3 Communications, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc are among the top companies that take on many Mid-Career Electrical Engineers. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $103K. Qualcomm Inc, Texas Instruments, Inc., and Burns & Mcdonnell also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Electrical Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $101K, $99K, and $89K, respectively.

Raytheon Co. offers the least pay with a median salary of $78K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $90K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Bechtel Corporation ($78K), Black and Veatch ($79K), and L-3 Communications ($80K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,758

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Electrical Engineers that is 29 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis.

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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Project Management
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C++
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$79,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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C
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Windows Operating System General Use
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Labview
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 810 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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