Average Electrical Engineer Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for an Electrical Engineer is $80,519

Base Salary
$62k - $119k
$1k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$818 - $12k
$5k - $30k
Total Pay
$61k - $123k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
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How do Electrical Engineers Rate Their Jobs?

4 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 2,037 responses, the job of Electrical Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.95 out of 5. On average, Electrical Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Electrical Engineers

What is the highest pay for Electrical Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Electrical Engineer is $119k / year

What is the lowest pay for Electrical Engineers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Electrical Engineer is $62k / year

How can Electrical Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Electrical Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Electrical Engineer that oversees more junior Electrical Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.