Electrical Test Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Electrical Test Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $69K per year. In the world of Electrical Test Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $104K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $26K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. For the most part, Electrical Test Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,965 - $107,545
$51K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,026
10%
50%
90%

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$19.75 - $45.67
$20
$27
$46
MEDIAN: $26.69
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50%
90%

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$0$116K
Salary $50,965 - $107,545
Bonus $0.00 - $8,987
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $26,631
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,539 - $116,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $19.75 - $45.67
Overtime $25.21 - $62.60
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,987
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $26,631
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,539 - $116,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Electrical Test Engineer

Electrical test engineers work on products that require electronic components to function. They test and approve or disapprove products' electrical systems, and they oversee the conversion when their company wants to replace old electric systems. Their other duties include designing reliable product tests, checking product wiring and validating functionality of new electric operations. When they finish testing the products, they create reports and product designs; they usually submit these reports and/or designs to project managers. In addition to testing product designs, they are also involved in final installation of the electrical system. They usually work in conjunction with software engineers, system engineers, products managers and others within their company.

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Electrical Test Engineer Tasks

  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Test Engineer


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While Electrical Test Engineers do not often become Senior Electrical Engineers, the job pays $96K per year on average. The most common career progression for Electrical Test Engineers leads to becoming a Senior Test Engineer, where average pay is $88K annually. However, many Electrical Test Engineers also opt to become Electrical Design Engineers. Typically, an Electrical Design Engineer brings home $68K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Test Engineer


Survey results imply that Electrical Test Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in C++, Labview, Project Management, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Test Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Test Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Electrical Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 26 salaries. An Electrical Test Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electrical Test Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

▲22%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$69,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Electrical Test Engineer Salaries

C++
▲7%

Project Management
▲4%

▲4%



Matlab
▲1%




National Average
$69,000

C
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 11%