Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$82,740
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,104
Bonus
$2,043
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $82,740.
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MEDIAN $82,740
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Salary
$60k - $123k
Bonus
$5 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$10 - $5k
Total Pay
$59k - $127k

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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.
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 $84,598. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems pays the lowest at around $73,259. Raytheon Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,900.

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

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 $69,782 based on 68 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,974 based on 162 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,681 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,244 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $128,021.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 0.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.4% less), Denver, Colorado (9.6% less) and New York, New York (7.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 417 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.3%
Early Career
38.8%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
13.7%
Late Career
10.8%