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Electrical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$80,000
$61,000
$80,000
$104,000
Electrical engineers in the United States make an average salary of $80,593 per year or $38.75 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $61,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $105,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, California, and New Jersey provide the highest electrical engineer salaries.
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Map of Electrical Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Electrical Engineer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an electrical engineer is roughly $80,593 per year, which boils down to $38.75 per hour. Interestingly enough, electrical engineers have the highest salaries in Bellevue, WA at about $99,233 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Bellevue, WA is $70,000. Additionally, electrical engineers make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Manassas, VA, and Tucson, AZ. On a more broad level, electrical engineer salaries are highest in Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, California, New Jersey, Montana, and Vermont. On the contrary, Georgia, Ohio, and Wisconsin offer the lowest electrical engineer salaries.

City
Average Salary
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, WA
$99,233
$99k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$98,338
$98k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$94,195
$94k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$88,239
$88k
Manassas, VA
Manassas, VA
$87,848
$88k
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
$86,746
$87k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$85,123
$85k
Troy, NY
Troy, NY
$84,259
$84k
Jacksonville, NC
Jacksonville, NC
$79,554
$80k
Rockford, IL
Rockford, IL
$77,082
$77k

High Paying Electrical Engineer Jobs

Average Electrical Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an electrical engineer, working for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius or Cooley might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Arent Fox and Google report highly competitive salaries for electrical engineers.

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    Average Electrical Engineer Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, electrical engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that energy, telecommunication, and construction companies tend to offer much higher salaries for electrical engineers. For example, electrical engineers make a whopping average salary of $87,577 while working for energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $85,802 at telecommunication companies and $83,524 at construction companies. But electrical engineers may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $71,198.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Energy
    Energy
    $87,577
    $88k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $85,802
    $86k
    Construction
    Construction
    $83,524
    $84k
    Technology
    Technology
    $80,733
    $81k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $80,151
    $80k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $78,827
    $79k
    Professional
    Professional
    $71,198
    $71k

    Electrical Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an electrical engineer 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.

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