Average pay for a Chicago Senior Electrical Engineer is considerable, rounding six figures at $98K per year. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,674 - $141,914
(Median)
$82K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $98,418
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$1,991 - $12,487  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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$85,586 - $143,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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 many Senior Electrical Engineers in Chicago, Ill., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $87K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $92K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $104K. As Chicago Senior Electrical Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $118K.

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Experience Affects Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$102,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 21%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$102,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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