Average Experienced Electrical Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$99,157
Avg. Salary
$10,174
Bonus
$8,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Electrical Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $99,157.
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$89k
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$99k
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$104k
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$89k - $104k
Bonus
$0 - $10k
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$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$90k - $118k
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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.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Matlab and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $66,358 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Mobile, Alabama earn an average of 5.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (0.8% more) and Houston, Texas (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Youngstown, Ohio (19.1% less), Orlando, Florida (12.6% less) and Columbus, Ohio (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Early Career
71.4%
Late Career
28.6%