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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$83,787
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,845
Bonus
$2,909
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $83,787.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$84k
90%
$130k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the average pay is $91,989. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company, earning around $85,728. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems pays the lowest at around $75,713. Raytheon Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,419.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Matlab and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Engineering Design.

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 $70,476 based on 60 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,281 based on 166 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,368 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,733 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,041.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 1.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (11.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (7.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 390 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.4%
Early Career
42.6%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
13.6%
Late Career
10.5%