Average Early-Career Electrical Engineer Salary in Arlington, Virginia

$70,061
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$2,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Electrical Engineer in Arlington, Virginia is $70,061.
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$59k
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$70k
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$96k
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MEDIAN $70,061
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Salary
$59k - $96k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$60k - $96k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Electrical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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 Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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 $63,117 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,234 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,442 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,796.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.2%
Mid Career
41.4%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
17.2%