Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$82,807
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,650
Bonus
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $82,807.
10%
$61k
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$83k
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$133k
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MEDIAN $82,807
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Salary
$61k - $133k
Bonus
$499 - $14k
Profit Sharing
$515 - $42k
Total Pay
$61k - $138k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Controls Engineer
Project Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Revit MEP, Microsoft Office 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 $69,311 based on 24 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,381 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,484 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,889 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,985.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 0.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.5% less), Denver, Colorado (9.7% less) and New York, New York (7.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 229 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.5%
Early Career
36.2%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
10.9%