Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

An average Mid-Career Electrical Engineer can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Electrical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $59K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $9K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Mid-Career Electrical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$59,315 - $99,620
(Median)
$59K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,060
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50%
90%

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$19.74 - $48.31
(Median)
$20
$33
$48
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,315 - $99,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
Profit Sharing
$718 - $8,819  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,000  
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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$59,435 - $102,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.74 - $48.31  
   
Overtime
$27.09 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$718 - $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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$59,435 - $102,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Electrical Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, L-3 Communications, and URS Corporation Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Mid-Career Electrical Engineers. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers flock to Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $103K lead the pack in compensation. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Exelon Corporation ($102K), Qualcomm Inc ($102K), and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ($91K).

Also approaching the lower end are The Boeing Company at $80K, L-3 Communications at $80K, and Black and Veatch at $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Electrical Engineers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent), Boston (+11 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Huntsville (+7 percent). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Los Angeles and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 1 percent less than the median.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$78,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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C++
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C
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Labview
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 847 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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