Mid-Career Electrical Engineers take home approximately $80K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can bottom out near $62K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,118 - $103,899
(Median)
$62K
$80K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,988
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$20.50 - $50.59
(Median)
$21
$34
$51
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,118 - $103,899  
   
Bonus
$513 - $10,266  
Profit Sharing
$403.23 - $9,772  
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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$62,280 - $108,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,973
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.50 - $50.59  
   
Overtime
$30.23 - $56.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$513 - $10,266  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$403.23 - $9,772  
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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$62,280 - $108,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Northrop Grumman Corporation, L-3 Communications, Raytheon Co., URS Corporation Inc., and Black and Veatch are top-notch employers for Mid-Career Electrical Engineers in this area. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers flock to Duke Energy Corp for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $110K lead the pack in compensation. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Exelon Corporation ($102K), Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. ($102K), and Qualcomm Inc ($101K).

Also approaching the lower end are Black and Veatch at $79K, The Boeing Company at $80K, and L-3 Communications at $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,613

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Electrical Engineers in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Portland (+16 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and St. Louis (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Matlab
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C++ Programming Language
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Engineering Design
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Windows Operating System General Use
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C programming Language
0%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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C++
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Labview
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 367 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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