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Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Electrical Test Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $68K per year. In the world of Electrical Test Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Electrical Test Engineers is high.

$49,048 - $95,918
(Median)
$49K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,179
10%
50%
90%

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$15.40 - $45.38
(Median)
$15
$28
$45
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$49,048 - $95,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $9,696  
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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$48,176 - $99,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $45.38  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $63.85  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$518 - $9,696  
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).
)
$48,176 - $99,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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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While Electrical Test Engineers do not often become Senior Electrical Engineers, the job pays $95K per year on average. With an annual salary of $86K, Senior Test Engineer is the most common role for Electrical Test Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Electrical Design Engineer role — which usually pays $67K — is also typical for Electrical Test Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Electrical Test Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Labview, C++, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Matlab. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

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


For many Electrical Test Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. For Electrical Test Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. 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 $85K.

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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

Project Management
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 2%

Labview
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
0%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%