$73,608
Avg. Salary
$30.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,506

Bonus

$2,807

Profit Sharing

$15,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $30.09 per hour.

The median Electrical Engineer has a base pay of $73,608. Salaries generally range from $56k to $108k. The median bonus is $3,506. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, autodesk autocad, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, C++, Project Management, Matlab, Microsoft Word, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Computer Aided Design (CAD), C++ Programming Language, C programming Language, Windows Operating System General Use, Labview, Autodesk Revit MEP.
$17.30
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$30.09
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$49.04
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MEDIAN $30.09
$56k
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$74k
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$108k
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MEDIAN $73,608
$55,923 - $108,427
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MEDIAN: $73,608
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Show Annual Salary Show Hourly Rate
$0$112K
Salary $55,923 - $108,427
Bonus $496 - $10,312
Profit Sharing $198 - $10,174
Commission $400 - $50,000
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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$54,187 - $112,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,843
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $17.30 - $49.04
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $26.30 - $60.52
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $496 - $10,312
Commission $400 - $50,000
Profit Sharing $198 - $10,174
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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$54,187 - $112,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,372

Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers are responsible for implementing and designing components for any device that uses electricity, as well as the devices themselves. Engineers have to focus on the generation of power to the device or product. These devices can include anything that runs on electricity. Electrical engineers also focus on researching, creating, and improving products and devices.

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Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Electrical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$139K

$78,474

The Boeing Company
161 profiles
$78,537

$68,965

Raytheon Co.
108 profiles
$76,305

$75,606

$86,852

Black and Veatch
65 profiles
$80,235

BAE Systems Inc.
60 profiles
$72,186

$70,467

$75,079

Common Career Paths for Electrical Engineer


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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 7,486 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 3,123 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 1,913 salaries. An Electrical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 1,107 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,404

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

Electrical Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Electrical Engineer?

Electrical Engineer in Oakdale:
Learn building codes, autocad and construction methods.

Electrical Engineer in Austin:
"Electrical technition."
Pros: The labs and instructor.
Cons: Only 5 hours each class a week.

Electrical Engineer in York:
"Team Element, Being Part Of A Larger Whole, Very Rewarding."
Pros: Work flexibility is amazing, especially with a 9/80 schedule. Professional environment is very refreshing. Enjoy learning every day. Surrounded by people who will drop whatever they are doing to lend a hand or offer advice. When it does occur, the team-driven experiences are what I like the most.
Cons: Can sometimes get overwhelmed, which lends to operating in isolation, takes away the benefits of teamwork. Some aspects are out of my control, can only do so much. Accessibility of management varies quite a bit. 10 hours of "professional overtime" lends to an all or nothing approach. Lack of physical activity, or in general being able to put my hands on something vs. sitting at a desk working up documentation.

Electrical Engineer in Houston:
"We'll rounded."
Learn about everything in your field, not just your personal duties.

Electrical Engineer in Tucson:
"Advice1."
Continue to pursue learning opportunities throughout your career.

Electrical Engineer in Bowling Green:
"On The Job Training."
Try to find an employer that has experienced employees/managers that are able to train/teach you valuable skills relevant to the type of work that the particular company performs.

Electrical Engineer in Grand Rapids:
"Okay Place."
Pros: Decent pay. Flexible work hours. Good opportunity for growth.
Cons: This place would be a much better place to work if upper management would stop screwing things up. They have recently consolidated 2 buildings into one to save money on leasing. However, productivity has gone way down as they have crammed too many people into one building and reduced the amount of work space per person. The worst part is, they've awarded the guy who organized this. Yet if they were to talk to the people who have to actually work in the environment they wouldn't hear anything positive.

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Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2955 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲42%

▲29%

▲11%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2955 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%