Average Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$74,843
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$7,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, California is $74,843.
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$52k
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$109k
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MEDIAN $74,843
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$52k - $109k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $9k
Total Pay
$58k - $116k

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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
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $81,298 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,325 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,574 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,396.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (16.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (12.5% less) and Houston, Texas (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 186 survey responses.
Early Career
50.5%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
9.1%