Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salary

For Electrical & Instrument Engineers, yearly average wages total $87K annually. The majority of Electrical & Instrument Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,004 - $137,107
$65K
$90K
$140K
MEDIAN: $90,358
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50%
90%

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$27.51 - $70.00
$31
MEDIAN: $30.75
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$0$147K
Salary $65,004 - $137,107
Bonus $-0.50 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $5,690
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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$66,031 - $147,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $30.75
Overtime $58.00
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $-0.50 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $5,690
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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$66,031 - $147,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Electrical & Instrument Engineer

Electrical and instrument engineers perform a wide variety of tasks related to the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as design, development and testing. They work for a large number of institutions in the commercial, medical, academic, industrial and military sectors to design electronic products and systems. Specific tasks performed by these engineers may include assessing projects' specific needs and requirements, developing testing processes, evaluating systems, and planning additions and modifications as needed. Electrical and instrument engineers must communicate regularly with colleagues within their organization - such as fellow engineers and managers - and they may work directly with clients as well.

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Electrical & Instrument Engineer Tasks

  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical & Instrument Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electrical & Instrument Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical & Instrument Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical & Instrument Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Electrical & Instrument Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 7 salaries. An Electrical & Instrument Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,339

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

In Houston, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Electrical & Instrument Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

National Average
$93,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Electrical & Instrument Engineer Salaries

National Average
$93,000

Project Management
▼3%


Instrument Control
▼10%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼10%

Microsoft Excel
▼18%

Microsoft Office
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 12%