Average Electrical Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$87,310
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,500
Bonus
$4,876
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, California is $87,310.
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$62k
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$87k
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$131k
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MEDIAN $87,310
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Salary
$62k - $131k
Bonus
$1k - $17k
Profit Sharing
$990 - $20k
Total Pay
$65k - $140k

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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, C Programming Language 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 $74,808 based on 30 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,541 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,282 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,574 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,396.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.1% less), Denver, Colorado (14.3% less) and New York, New York (12.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 218 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
43.1%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
13.3%
Late Career
7.8%