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Senior Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Just under two-thirds of Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $79K to $127K per year, and the average comes out to $97K annually. Job satisfaction for Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, Ill. is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$75,769 - $125,207
(Median)
$76K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,828
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90%

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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,769 - $125,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$79,398 - $126,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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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$79,398 - $126,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$100,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%
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