Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago see excellent average salaries — about $98K annually. For the most part, Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$130K
MEDIAN: $98,078
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$1,996 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$6,104  
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$85,586 - $147,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

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


For Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $87K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $93K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $116K.

Key Stats for Senior Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$101,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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