Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Final cash compensation to Electrical Engineering Managers varies from around $84K to approximately $157K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Electrical Engineering Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$82,079 - $148,238
(Median)
$82K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,231
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90%

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$24.93 - $72.50
(Median)
$25
$41
$72
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$82,079 - $148,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,259  
Profit Sharing
$1,953 - $15,293  
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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$83,597 - $157,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 600
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$32.00 - $75.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,259  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,953 - $15,293  
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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$83,597 - $157,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Survey results suggest that Electrical Engineering Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and People Management. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Project Management also know 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $90K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $110K. For Electrical Engineering Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $119K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $125K on average.

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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 4%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

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