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Senior Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

With roughly two in three of Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $77K to $125K per year and averages out to $92K annually. Most Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$75,109 - $122,480
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $91,547
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Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$32.44 - $58.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,109 - $122,480  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$3,955 - $7,750  
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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$76,941 - $125,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.44 - $58.19  
   
Overtime
$32.44 - $75.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $12,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,955 - $7,750  
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).
)
$76,941 - $125,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$96,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 14%
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
National Average
$96,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%