Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $68K per year nationwide. In the world of Electrical Test Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $26K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $100K. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$50,482 - $97,646
$50K
$68K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,140
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50%
90%

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$19.53 - $41.12
$20
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.41
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,482 - $97,646  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $26,425  
Total Pay (?
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$48,322 - $100,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.53 - $41.12  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $64.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $26,425  
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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$48,322 - $100,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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. More commonly, Electrical Test Engineers become Senior Test Engineers or Electrical Design Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Survey results imply that Electrical Test Engineers deploy 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Test Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Electrical Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 26 salaries. An Electrical Test Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 16 salaries.

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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 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$68,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
▲9%

Project Management
▲6%

▲6%






Matlab
▲2%

C
▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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