Compensation for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($113K). Cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Managers — which occasionally include more than $23K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $89K to approximately $156K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$86,180 - $145,109
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MEDIAN: $112,768
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$25.17 - $87.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,180 - $145,109  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $22,810  
Profit Sharing
$1,244 - $13,048  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$89,417 - $155,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $87.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$42.28 - $68.06  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$484.79 - $22,810  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,244 - $13,048  
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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$89,417 - $155,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Electrical Engineering Manager

An electrical engineering manager is a person who typically serves as a department head or group leader in the electrical engineering field. Companies that have electrical engineering departments typically build, maintain, or repair intricate systems that require wiring, circuitry, resistors, and other similar components. The electrical engineering manager and his or her teams may be part of a development process for electronic goods or components of for helping to create these products. Companies that perform modern commercial construction may also have an electrical engineering department to help design and install wiring and automated electrical processes and circuits.

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Electrical Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure quality, marketing, and other goals are met.
  • Lead design, development, and execution of mechanical engineering plans.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate staff, assigning them to projects and setting deadlines.
  • Estimate costs and produce periodic budgets and reports.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineering Manager


Survey results imply that Electrical Engineering Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, People Management, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and autodesk autocad. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineering Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Electrical Engineering Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The relatively untested earn a median of $96K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $113K. Electrical Engineering Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $122K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $128K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $120,679

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Electrical Engineering Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Electrical Engineering Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+14 percent), St. Louis (+12 percent), Portland (+8 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Boca Raton Electrical Engineering Managers have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Milwaukee and 15 percent less in Fort Wayne, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Electrical Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$121,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
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National Average
$121,000



autodesk autocad
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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