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Average Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salary

$66,415
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,006
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$2,871
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $66,415.
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$52k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$81k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $74,617. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Raytheon Co., earning around $72,765 and $72,115, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $63,961. BAE Systems Inc. and General Dynamics Electric Boat also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,788 and $66,789, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,598 based on 9,160 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,277 based on 4,311 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,910 based on 2,507 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,061.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tucson, Arizona (6.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (5.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,699 survey responses.
Early Career
51.8%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
14.2%
Late Career
9.7%