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Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Electrical Test Engineers ranges from $48K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,108 - $96,011
(Median)
$49K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,021
10%
50%
90%

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$16.11 - $44.66
(Median)
$16
$28
$45
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$49,108 - $96,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,299  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,068  
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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$48,358 - $99,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $44.66  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,299  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,068  
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).
)
$48,358 - $99,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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 some Electrical Test Engineers move into positions like Senior Electrical Engineer (where the average salary is $95K), this progression is not the norm. The most common career progression for Electrical Test Engineers leads to becoming a Senior Test Engineer, where average pay is $86K annually. However, many Electrical Test Engineers also opt to become Electrical Design Engineers. Typically, an Electrical Design Engineer brings home $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 Project Management, Labview, C++, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Matlab, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. 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.


For Electrical Test Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. Electrical Test Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $83K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Labview
up arrow 3%

Test Engineering
0%

National Average
$69,000

C
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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