Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Salaries for Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Job satisfaction for Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, Ill. is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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

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

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,407 - $128,777  
   
Bonus
$979 - $10,380  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
Total Pay (?
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$78,518 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.40 - $58.60  
   
Overtime
$49.91  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$78,518 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $87K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $94K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $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.

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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%
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