Average Early-Career Electrical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$69,949
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,055
Bonus
$3,400
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The average salary for an Early-Career Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $69,949.
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$60k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$86k
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Salary
$60k - $86k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$60k - $93k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Revit MEP, Microsoft Office, Project Management and Autodesk AutoCAD.

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 $65,975 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,890 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,803 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,305.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 193 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.1%
Mid Career
33.2%
Experienced
20.2%
Late Career
15.5%