Experienced Senior Electrical Engineer Salary

Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $99K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $15K, total cash payment to Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers can bottom out at $80K or peak near $135K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$78,474 - $127,469
(Median)
$78K
$99K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,908
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$35.10 - $70.08
(Median)
$35
$47
$70
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,474 - $127,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,023  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $14,874  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$79,938 - $134,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.10 - $70.08  
   
Overtime
$29.11 - $76.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,023  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $14,874  
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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$79,938 - $134,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Electrical Engineer


International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $118K.

Pay for Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers is the lowest at Lockheed Martin Corp, which has a median salary of $96K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,058

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Portland (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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VHDL
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Board Design / Debug
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Linux
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C++
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C
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National Average
$102,000

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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AutoCAD
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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