Average Electrical Design Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Electrical Design Engineer is $72,447.
MEDIAN $72,447
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$55k - $106k
$495 - $10k
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$460 - $10k
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$53k - $111k

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Job Description for Electrical Design Engineer

Electrical Design Engineer Tasks
  • Designs, maintains, implements, and improves electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Inspects completed projects to ensure conformance with design and safety standards.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Applies principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Intel Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $98,093. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Exelon Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $96,250 and $83,335, respectively. Illinois Tool Works, Inc. pays the lowest at around $65,000. The Boeing Company and RES Americas also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,013 and $74,987, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Design Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Design Engineer

An entry-level Electrical Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,307 based on 344 salaries. An early career Electrical Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,003 based on 755 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,841 based on 372 salaries. An experienced Electrical Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,249 based on 223 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,352.
Employees with Electrical Design Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.1% less), New York, New York (11.9% less) and Houston, Texas (3.1% less).

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