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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$100,161
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,683
Bonus
$3,250
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in San Jose, California is $100,161.
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$71k
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$100k
90%
$152k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp and Apple Computer, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $120,000. Cisco Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $75,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Matlab, C++ Programming Language and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

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 $78,191 based on 36 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,757 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,836 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,424 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $143,237.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (25.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (25.1% less) and New York, New York (20.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 233 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.5%
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
10.7%