Salaries for Electrical Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Total cash compensation for Electrical Engineering Managers runs from $89K to $154K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Electrical Engineering Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$85,667 - $143,196
(Median)
$86K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,586
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$85,667 - $143,196  
   
Bonus
$513 - $20,890  
Profit Sharing
$1,204 - $13,117  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$88,609 - $153,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$46.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$42.39 - $63.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$513 - $20,890  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,204 - $13,117  
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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$88,609 - $153,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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 seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and autodesk autocad. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $95K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $112K. On average, Electrical Engineering Managers make $122K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $128K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$120,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Engineering Manager Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$120,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 9%


up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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