Electrical Test Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $68K annually. Total cash compensation to Electrical Test Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too.

$50,951 - $95,495
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$68K
$95K
MEDIAN: $68,113
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$19.75 - $43.25
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MEDIAN: $26.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,951 - $95,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,775  
Total Pay (?
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$49,123 - $100,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.75 - $43.25  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $65.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,775  
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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$49,123 - $100,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Electrical Test Engineer

Electrical test engineers work on products that require electronic components to function. They test and approve or disapprove products' electrical systems, and they oversee the conversion when their company wants to replace old electric systems. Their other duties include designing reliable product tests, checking product wiring and validating functionality of new electric operations. When they finish testing the products, they create reports and product designs; they usually submit these reports and/or designs to project managers. In addition to testing product designs, they are also involved in final installation of the electrical system. They usually work in conjunction with software engineers, system engineers, products managers and others within their company.

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Electrical Test Engineer Tasks

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

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 $96K per year on average. However, Electrical Test Engineers typically graduate to Senior Test Engineers or Electrical Design Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Electrical Test Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Labview, Project Management, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. Electrical Test Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $87K. Electrical Test Engineers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $72K.

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Key Stats for Electrical Test Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

up arrow 6%




Matlab
up arrow 3%



C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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