Average Mid-Career Electrical Engineer Salary

$82,837
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,775
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$3,015
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Electrical Engineer is $82,837.
10%
$64k
MEDIAN
$83k
90%
$108k
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Salary
$64k - $108k
Bonus
$975 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$515 - $12k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$64k - $114k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Burns & Mcdonnell and Black and Veatch. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $90,699. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include L-3 Communications and Black and Veatch, earning around $89,320 and $88,899, respectively. Burns & Mcdonnell pays the lowest at around $81,305. The Boeing Company and General Electric Co (GE) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,037 and $83,352, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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 $65,066 based on 3,066 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,258 based on 10,089 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,568 based on 2,909 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,358.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.0% more) and Houston, Texas (7.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 18,077 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.0%
Early Career
55.8%
Experienced
16.1%
Late Career
11.1%