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Electrical Engineering Manager Salary

Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $112K annually. Cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Managers — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $83K to $157K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$81,236 - $148,534
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,713
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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
$81,236 - $148,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,264  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $15,101  
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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$83,043 - $156,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $75.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,264  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $15,101  
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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$83,043 - $156,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 suggest that Electrical Engineering Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent 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.


For many Electrical Engineering Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $89K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $110K. Electrical Engineering Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $118K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $126K on average.

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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 146 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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