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Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Compensation for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($112K). With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Electrical Engineering Managers spread between $83K and $157K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Electrical Engineering Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,703 - $148,560
(Median)
$82K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,670
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$24.93 - $72.50
(Median)
$25
$41
$72
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,703 - $148,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,268  
Profit Sharing
$1,951 - $15,142  
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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$83,211 - $156,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $75.69  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,951 - $15,142  
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).
)
$83,211 - $156,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Electrical Engineering Manager

Electrical engineering managers recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate staff, assigning them to projects and setting deadlines. They lead the design, development, and execution of engineering plans. Additionally, they collaborate with other departments to ensure that quality, marketing, and other goals are met. Sometimes they are required to estimate costs and produce periodic budgets and reports. Travel may be required depending on the company, and this travel may be domestic and/or international. This line of work is primarily mental and team-oriented, but some positions may require basic physical fitness (crawling, climbing, and lifting up to 75 pounds).

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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


Electrical Engineering Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and People Management. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel.

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. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $89K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $110K. On average, Electrical Engineering Managers make $118K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $126K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$117,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 10%

National Average
$117,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 8%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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