Electrical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$61,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does an electrical engineer make?
Electrical Engineers in America make, on average, $80,593 a year or $38.75 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $105,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $61,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Electrical Engineer salaries are Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, California, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for an Electrical Engineer is 3.8 years.

Average Electrical Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Electrical Engineers make on average $80,593 annually or $38.75 hourly. Working in Bellevue, WA as an Electrical Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $99,233 per year. The average entry-level salary in Bellevue, WA is $70,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Electrical Engineer salaries are Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, California, and New Jersey. Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Indiana have the lowest reported salaries for Electrical Engineers.

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 Company

Electrical Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Electrical Engineer jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Cooley are the best paying companies for Electrical Engineers. Companies like Arent Fox and Google also report very competitive wages for Electrical Engineers.

Average Electrical Engineer Pay By Industry

Electrical Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Telecommunication companies, and Technology companies pay their Electrical Engineers well. Salaries for Electrical Engineers in Energy companies average $88,444 annually, while Telecommunication companies and Technology companies pay $86,711 and $80,694, respectively. The average salary for Electrical Engineers in the Construction industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $77,098.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$88,444
$88k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$86,711
$87k
Technology
Technology
$80,694
$81k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$80,162
$80k
Automotive
Automotive
$79,918
$80k
Professional
Professional
$79,175
$79k
Construction
Construction
$77,098
$77k

Electrical Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Electrical Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Electrical Engineer can range from $62,025 to $132,358 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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Date Added
Salary
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