Electrical Test Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $70K annually. Cash earnings of Electrical Test Engineers can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $51K to almost $102K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Electrical Test Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$52,978 - $96,938
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,122
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$19.38 - $45.61
(Median)
$19
$28
$46
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,978 - $96,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,086  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,285  
Total Pay (?
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$51,458 - $101,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.38 - $45.61  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $64.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,285  
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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$51,458 - $101,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

  • 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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There are some Electrical Test Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Electrical Engineers, where earnings are an average $96K annually. With an annual salary of $87K, 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 $68K — is also typical for Electrical Test Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Electrical Test Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in C++, Labview, Test Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use and C. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $82K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%



National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 4%

Test Engineering
up arrow 2%

Labview
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$71,000

Matlab
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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