Average Electrical Engineer Salary

$75,307
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,934
Bonus
$10,113
Commission
$2,993
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer is $75,307.
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$58k
MEDIAN
$75k
90%
$111k
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$58k - $111k
Bonus
$748 - $11k
Profit Sharing
$486 - $11k
Commission
$1k - $36k
Total Pay
$56k - $115k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Electrical Engineer

4 out of 5
(2,927)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Co. and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $80,025. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Black and Veatch, earning around $79,162 and $79,135, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $71,447. BAE Systems Inc. and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $74,452 and $75,746, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,813 based on 2,946 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,804 based on 9,741 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,395 based on 4,601 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,043 based on 2,743 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,270.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.0% more) and Houston, Texas (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21,948 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.4%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
12.5%
Late Career
8.7%