Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Male Electrical Test Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $68K annually in the United States. Cash earnings of Electrical Test Engineers can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $49K to almost $99K. The majority of Electrical Test Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,629 - $96,055
(Median)
$50K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,106
10%
50%
90%

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$19.00 - $44.30
(Median)
$19
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,629 - $96,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,285  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $6,332  
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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$49,442 - $98,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $44.30  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $64.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,285  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $6,332  
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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$49,442 - $98,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Electrical Test Engineer

  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Test Engineer


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It's not very common for Electrical Test Engineers to move on to become Senior Electrical Engineers. Average pay for a Senior Electrical Engineer is $95K annually. Becoming a Senior Test Engineer is, more often than not, the most common role that Electrical Test Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $86K. Another frequent advance is for Electrical Test Engineers to assume an Electrical Design Engineer role; in this role, workers often earn $67K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Survey results suggest that Electrical Test Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in C++, Project Management, Labview, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Matlab. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%



National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Labview
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
0%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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