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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$86,512
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $86,512.
10%
$66k
MEDIAN
$87k
90%
$128k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Smithgroup, Inc., SmithGroupJJR and Naval Research Laboratory. Reported salaries are highest at Smithgroup, Inc. where the average pay is $84,000. SmithGroupJJR pays the lowest at around $71,795.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk Revit MEP and 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 $71,217 based on 16 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,393 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,932 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,589 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,763.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (14.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.3% less) and New York, New York (7.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 199 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
37.7%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
20.6%
Late Career
8.5%