Electrical Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

Bountiful salaries abound for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($115,715) per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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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 suggest that Electrical Engineering Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know 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 do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Surpassing six figures, earnings reach $107K after five to 10 years, and typically start at $88K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $115K. After a couple decades on the job, Electrical Engineering Managers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $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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National Average
$116,000
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With a pay rate for Electrical Engineering Managers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrical Engineering Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), Houston (+5 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

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$116,000
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Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

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$116,000
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Job Satisfaction

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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%