Average pay for a Chicago Senior Electrical Engineer is considerable, rounding six figures at $98K per year. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,674 - $141,914
MEDIAN: $98,418

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Electrical Engineer

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

For many Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, Ill., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $87K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $92K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $104K. As Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $118K.

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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%