Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $75,644.
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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies United Launch Alliance, Burns & Mcdonnell and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at United Launch Alliance where the average pay is $87,024. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Burns & Mcdonnell and Black and Veatch, earning around $80,529 and $77,216, respectively. Xcel Energy, Inc. pays the lowest at around $68,250. Lockheed Martin Corp and Sierra Nevada Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $68,466 and $70,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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 $65,087 based on 33 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,853 based on 142 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,191 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,252 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,188.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.3% more) and Houston, Texas (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.4% less).

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