Average Experienced Electrical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$99,831
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$6,000
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Electrical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $99,831.
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$81k
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$100k
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$118k
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$81k - $118k
Bonus
$2k - $21k
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$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$81k - $129k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Project Management and Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

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 $65,613 based on 15 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,315 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,863 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,105.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.2% more) and Houston, Texas (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 154 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.7%
Early Career
57.8%
Mid Career
24.7%
Late Career
7.8%