Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Median pay for Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago is around $94K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$82,375 - $130,553
$82K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,449
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$82,375 - $130,553  
   
Bonus
$1,977 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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$83,673 - $140,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Electrical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Electrical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Electrical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Electrical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Senior Electrical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 16 salaries. A Senior Electrical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$101,000

▼3%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
▲15%



Microsoft Word
▲6%


Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$101,000


AutoCAD
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%
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