Electrical Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$66,000
$49,000
$66,000
$89,000
Did you know that the average electrical designer makes $66,414 per year? That's valued at $31.93 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $49,000 and $89,000, meaning electrical designers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most electrical designers find a job with construction and professional companies, while others work for utilities, retail, and construction companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Massachusetts, Alaska and Washington are the top states in the U.S. to pay electrical designers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$80,379
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Map of Electrical Designer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Electrical Designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Electrical Designer Salary By Location

While an electrical designer can average a salary of $66,414 per year, or $31.93 per hour, there are many opportunities for electrical designers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $80,482 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and San Antonio, TX. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $58,000. The highest paying states for electrical designers include Massachusetts, Alaska and Washington. Meanwhile, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia offer the lowest salaries.

Average Electrical Designer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an electrical designer, being employed by a company such as Dell or WorleyParsons would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Lam Research and Powell Industries also report highly competitive salaries for electrical designers.

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Average Electrical Designer Pay By Industry

Electrical designer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with utilities, retail, and construction companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an electrical designer can make a yearly salary of $69,721 while working for utilities companies. All the while, other electrical designers are making $69,188 at retail companies and $67,612 at construction companies. One industry electrical designers may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $60,348.

Industry
Average Salary
Utilities
Utilities
$69,721
$70k
Retail
Retail
$69,188
$69k
Construction
Construction
$67,612
$68k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$67,071
$67k
Automotive
Automotive
$66,372
$66k
Technology
Technology
$64,561
$65k
Professional
Professional
$60,348
$60k

Electrical Designer Salary History

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Electrical Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an electrical designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Electrical Designer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Electrical Designer (Project)
Electrical Designer (Project)
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$52,175
$52,175
07/08/2020
Goodwin Recruiting
Goodwin Recruiting
Electrical Distribution Designer
Electrical Distribution Designer
Electrical Distribution Designer
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$60,000
$60,000
06/29/2020
Electrical Designer
Electrical Designer
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$58,436
$58,436
06/26/2020
Electrical Designer
Electrical Designer
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$40,000
$40,000
06/24/2020
Selectek
Selectek
Electrical Designer
Electrical Designer
Electrical Designer
06/05/2020
06/05/2020
$62,610
$62,610
06/05/2020
Selectek
Selectek
Electrical Designer-Revit
Electrical Designer-Revit
Electrical Designer-Revit
06/04/2020
06/04/2020
$62,610
$62,610
06/04/2020
Konik Primestaff
Konik Primestaff
Electrical Designer Drafter
Electrical Designer Drafter
Electrical Designer Drafter
05/30/2020
05/30/2020
$52,175
$52,175
05/30/2020
Selectek
Selectek
Electrical Designer-Revit
Electrical Designer-Revit
Electrical Designer-Revit
05/28/2020
05/28/2020
$62,610
$62,610
05/28/2020
Butler Technical Group
Butler Technical Group
Electrical CCA Design Drafter
Electrical CCA Design Drafter
Electrical CCA Design Drafter
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$87,654
$87,654
05/27/2020
Electrical Designer
Electrical Designer
05/18/2020
05/18/2020
$52,175
$52,175
05/18/2020