Average Entry-Level Electrical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer is $65,066.
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$51k - $80k
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$19 - $8k
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$49k - $82k

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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, Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $72,689. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins, Inc., earning around $71,892 and $71,457, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $63,940. BAE Systems Inc. and Raytheon Missile Systems also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,270 and $69,964, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

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

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 $70,258 based on 9,944 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,837 based on 4,790 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,568 based on 2,907 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,358.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.2% more) and Tucson, Arizona (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (4.4% less).

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