Average Experienced Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$98,779
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$7,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $98,779.
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$78k
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$116k
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MEDIAN $98,779
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Salary
$78k - $116k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $11k
Total Pay
$75k - $129k

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Controls Engineer
Project Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Matlab and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $65,485 based on 68 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,746 based on 193 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,385 based on 68 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,006.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.0% more) and Huntsville, Alabama (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 360 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.9%
Early Career
53.6%
Mid Career
18.9%
Late Career
8.6%