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Electrical Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Total cash earnings of Electrical Engineering Managers range from $80K on the low end to $156K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $15K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Electrical Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Electrical Engineering Manager Salary (?
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$79,701 - $147,834
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MEDIAN: $110,480
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Electrical Engineering Manager Salary (?
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$22.15 - $72.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,701 - $147,834  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $20,214  
Profit Sharing
$1,990 - $15,227  
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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$80,165 - $156,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $72.01  
   
Overtime
$30.41 - $77.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$50.00 - $20,214  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,990 - $15,227  
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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$80,165 - $156,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, Project Management, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Project Management also know 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.
Electrical Engineering Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $87K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $107K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $115K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Electrical Engineering Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $125K. Those with one to 10 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Electrical Engineering Managers report having spent more than 20 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Boston
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National Average
$116,000
Chicago
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Dallas
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Home to some of the best pay for Electrical Engineering Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and San Diego, where Electrical Engineering Managers annually earn 18 percent, 18 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average
$116,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average
$116,000
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%