Senior Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

With just below two-thirds of Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $77K to $127K per year and averages out to $96K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,128 - $125,207
(Median)
$74K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,073
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$32.44 - $58.19
(Median)
$32
$47
$58
MEDIAN: $46.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$74,128 - $125,207  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$76,678 - $126,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.44 - $58.19  
   
Overtime
$37.57 - $63.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,920  
   
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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$76,678 - $126,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$99,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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