The average salary for an Early-Career Electrical Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $68,890.
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Job Description for Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers are responsible for implementing and designing components for any device that uses electricity, as well as the devices themselves. Engineers have to focus on the generation of power to the device or product. These devices can include anything that runs on electricity. Electrical engineers also focus on researching, creating, and improving products and devices. Due to the nature of the engineer's job, they often work in teams to solve the complex issues they are dealing wi…Read more
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, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $63,862 based on 184 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,705 based on 480 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,525 based on 276 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,725.
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Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.1% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (7.7% less), Cleveland, Ohio (6.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.0% less).
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