Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Electrical Test Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $68K per year. Overall cash earnings for Electrical Test Engineers vary widely between $49K and $99K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage.

$49,529 - $96,291
(Median)
$50K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,315
10%
50%
90%

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$19.27 - $44.21
(Median)
$19
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$49,529 - $96,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,285  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $6,332  
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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$49,382 - $99,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $44.21  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $64.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,285  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $6,332  
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).
)
$49,382 - $99,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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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Electrical Test Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Electrical Engineers. That role 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in C++, Labview, Project Management, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Matlab. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. For Electrical Test Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $82K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%



National Average
$70,000


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
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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