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Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $68K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $48K and hits $99K on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$49,283 - $95,694
(Median)
$49K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,055
10%
50%
90%

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$16.00 - $44.76
(Median)
$16
$27
$45
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$49,283 - $95,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,224  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,158  
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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$48,474 - $99,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $44.76  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $64.24  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,224  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,158  
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).
)
$48,474 - $99,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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It's not very common for Electrical Test Engineers to move on to become Senior Electrical Engineers. Average pay for a Senior Electrical Engineer is $95K annually. More often than not, a Senior Test Engineer role is the next step for Electrical Test Engineers moving up in the field. Senior Test Engineers usually make $86K per year. Many other Electrical Test Engineers choose to take on an Electrical Design Engineer role, where salaries are typically $67K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Survey results suggest that Electrical Test Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in C++, Project Management, Labview, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Matlab, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

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


Electrical Test Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Test Engineers make a median salary of $82K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $83K.

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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 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Labview
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

Test Engineering
up arrow 1%

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 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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