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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). 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 $82K to $158K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Electrical Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$80,049 - $148,830
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,292
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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
$80,049 - $148,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,391  
Profit Sharing
$1,954 - $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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$81,672 - $157,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$31.87 - $76.02  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,954 - $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).
)
$81,672 - $157,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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, 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. People who know Project Management usually also know Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Inexperienced workers earn around $88K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $107K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $118K. 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 $126K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$118,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
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National Average
$118,000

Microsoft Excel
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%