Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Managers — which occasionally include more than $23K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $91K to approximately $155K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineering Managers is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$86,806 - $143,751
$87K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,133
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50%
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$42.00 - $56.00
$46
MEDIAN: $46.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,806 - $143,751  
   
Bonus
$1,555 - $23,386  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $13,088  
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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$90,947 - $154,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$46.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$42.05 - $68.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,555 - $23,386  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $13,088  
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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$90,947 - $154,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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


Survey results show that Electrical Engineering Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, People Management, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and autodesk autocad. 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

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: $120,823

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

For Electrical Engineering Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electrical Engineering Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Portland (+8 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Electrical Engineering Managers in Boca Raton earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Milwaukee and Fort Wayne (16 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Electrical Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$121,000

▼7%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
▲18%



Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$121,000




▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%