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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$79,739
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,549
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts is $79,739.
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$63k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$123k
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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 Vanderweil Engineers Inc., Raytheon Co. and Bose Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Lincoln Laboratory-Mit where the average pay is $114,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The MITRE Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, earning around $82,526 and $81,500, respectively. Vanderweil Engineers Inc. pays the lowest at around $70,500. Raytheon Co. and Bose Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,016 and $80,303, respectively.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design, Matlab, Project Management and C Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD.

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 $71,094 based on 38 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,122 based on 148 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,349 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,255 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,416.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.1% more) and Houston, Texas (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (6.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 293 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
50.5%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
8.9%
Late Career
7.5%