Electrical Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

Electrical Engineering Managers receive generous compensation in the United States—earning an average of $115,715 per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation approaches anywhere from $79,701 on the lower end to $147,834 on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $15,227 from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineering Managers is high. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's 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 (?
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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 takers who work as Electrical Engineering Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well-versed in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineering Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Though salaries start at around $88K, after five to 10 years, pay will turn to $107K, easily eclipsing six figures. Salary comes to $115K after 10 to 20 years. As Electrical Engineering Managers approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $125K. The largest number of Electrical Engineering Managers have more than 20 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for one to 10 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$116,000
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For those looking to make money, Electrical Engineering Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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. Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

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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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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%
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