Average Early-Career Electrical Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$67,500
Avg. Salary
$11,500
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Electrical Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $67,500.
25%
$64k
MEDIAN
$68k
75%
$76k
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Salary
$64k - $76k
Bonus
$0 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$42k - $104k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $99,157 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (5.8% less), Cleveland, Ohio (4.1% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9 survey responses.
Experienced
55.6%
Late Career
44.4%