Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago see excellent average salaries — about $98K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$75,407 - $128,777
(Median)
$75K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,997
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$39.40 - $58.60
(Median)
$39
$48
$59
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

Local Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,407 - $128,777  
   
Bonus
$979 - $10,380  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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).
)
$78,518 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.40 - $58.60  
   
Overtime
$49.91  
Local Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $10,380  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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).
)
$78,518 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Senior Electrical Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Electrical Engineer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers see a median income of $87K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $94K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $104K. As Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $114K.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$101,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
ADVERTISEMENT