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Experienced Senior Electrical Engineer Salary

Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $97K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers range from $78K on the low end to $132K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $14K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,546 - $125,314
(Median)
$77K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,296
10%
50%
90%

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$34.16 - $68.56
(Median)
$34
$47
$69
MEDIAN: $46.00
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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,546 - $125,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,938  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $14,094  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,500  
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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$78,021 - $132,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,620
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.16 - $68.56  
   
Overtime
$25.53 - $73.93  
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 - $14,938  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,500  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $14,094  
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).
)
$78,021 - $132,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Senior Electrical Engineer


Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where the average salary comes to $118K.

Experienced Senior Electrical Engineers will find the worst pay at Lockheed Martin Corp, where the median salary crawls in at $98K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $118K, leaving little room for growth.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 3%

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 3%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$101,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 385 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

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