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Electrical Test Engineer Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $68K per year. Cash earnings for Electrical Test Engineers — including $6K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $97K depending on individual performance. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Electrical Test Engineers is high.
Electrical Test Engineer Salary (?
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$49,656 - $93,504
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MEDIAN: $68,070
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Electrical Test Engineer Salary (?
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$14.95 - $45.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,656 - $93,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,260  
Profit Sharing
$771 - $5,208  
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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$48,440 - $97,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$21.37 - $62.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$771 - $5,208  
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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$48,440 - $97,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Electrical Test Engineers move into roles as Senior Electrical Engineers, where pay is an average $95K per year. The most common promotion for Electrical Test Engineers is Senior Test Engineer, a position that typically pays $86K annually. Another standard transition for Electrical Test Engineers seeking advancement is to assume an Electrical Design Engineer role, where pay is often $67K.

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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, Test Engineering, and C 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Electrical Test Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $84K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%
Labview
up arrow 3%
Test Engineering
up arrow 1%
C
up arrow 1%
C++
0%
National Average
$69,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%
Matlab
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%