Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $114K per year. Cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Managers — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $84K to $159K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Electrical Engineering Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$82,726 - $150,165
(Median)
$83K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $113,689
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$24.74 - $71.51
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$41
$72
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$82,726 - $150,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,344  
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $15,418  
Total Pay (?
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$84,034 - $159,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 623
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.74 - $71.51  
   
Overtime
$32.11 - $72.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,344  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $15,418  
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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$84,034 - $159,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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


Electrical Engineering Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, People Management, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $90K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $111K. Electrical Engineering Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $121K. Electrical Engineering Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $127K on average.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$119,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$119,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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