Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Total cash compensation for Electrical Engineering Managers runs from $84K to $157K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$82,084 - $147,920
(Median)
$82K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,827
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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
$82,084 - $147,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,264  
Profit Sharing
$1,950 - $15,339  
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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$83,651 - $156,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $75.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,264  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,950 - $15,339  
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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$83,651 - $156,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 show that Electrical Engineering Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and People Management. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Project Management 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.


For Electrical Engineering Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $90K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $110K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $119K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $125K.

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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 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 6%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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