Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary (United States)

For Mid-Career Electrical Engineers, annual wages usually total $76,168 per year. Residency and the specific employer each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary (?
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$57,573 - $97,605
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,573 - $97,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,998  
Profit Sharing
$858 - $8,819  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,948  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,973
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Electrical Engineer

Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Electrical Engineers include Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, L-3 Communications, and Black and Veatch. The most lucrative gig in town can be found at URS Corporation Inc., where the average salary is $83,559. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, top-paying firms where Mid-Career Electrical Engineers rake in a comfortable $82,366, $81,099, or $81,069, respectively.
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 are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $78,828, $79,299, and $81,069.

Pay Difference By Location

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$76,000
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For Mid-Career Electrical Engineers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, San Diego, Seattle, and Philadelphia, where Mid-Career Electrical Engineers annually earn 9 percent, 8 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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