Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Electrical Engineering Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($117K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Managers — including $24K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $93K to $156K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$88,489 - $145,432
$88K
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MEDIAN: $116,651
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$25.53 - $86.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$88,489 - $145,432  
   
Bonus
$1,947 - $23,749  
Profit Sharing
$1,184 - $12,982  
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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$92,543 - $156,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$25.53 - $86.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$42.28 - $68.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,947 - $23,749  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,184 - $12,982  
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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$92,543 - $156,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

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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, 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 educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 173 salaries. An Electrical Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $123,605

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Electrical Engineering Managers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Electrical Engineering Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Electrical Engineering Managers in Boca Raton earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Milwaukee and Fort Wayne (18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Electrical Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$124,000

▼1%

▼9%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
▲15%

National Average
$124,000



Engineering Design
▼3%




▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 3%
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