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Working As An Electrical Research Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $87,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrical Research Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become An Electrical Research Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Average Length of Employment
Research Engineer 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Electrical Research Engineer
Internship 4.3%
Technician 3.2%
Researcher 3.2%
Top Careers After Electrical Research Engineer
Researcher 5.5%
Internship 3.9%
Tutor 3.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
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$61,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Antonio, TX
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Avg Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does an Electrical Research Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Electrical Research Engineer in the United States is $87,722 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $61,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $125,000.

Real Electrical Research Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Electrical Engineer Researcher Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 05, 2015 $145,000
Electrical Engineer Researcher Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Apr 08, 2016 $125,000
Electrical Engineer In Research Quala, Inc. Redmond, WA Sep 11, 2015 $116,872 -
$127,307
Electrical Engineer In Research Quala, Inc. Redmond, WA Sep 18, 2014 $116,872 -
$127,307
Electrical Engineers, Non R&D Verisign, Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA Jan 05, 2011 $114,296
Photonics/Electrical Researcher Odis Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 05, 2016 $105,000
Electrical Engineers, R&D (Acwia Only) Kotura Inc. Monterey Park, CA Sep 30, 2014 $100,000
Electric Power System Researcher II Battelle Richland, WA Sep 30, 2013 $98,000
Electric Power System Researcher Battelle Memorial Institute Richland, WA Feb 22, 2016 $95,000
Electric Power System Researcher Battelle Memorial Institute Richland, WA Nov 01, 2016 $95,000
Research Electrical Engineer Electric Power Group LLC Pasadena, CA Jul 27, 2016 $91,645
Research Electrical Engineer Electric Power Group LLC Pasadena, CA Dec 16, 2016 $91,645
Electrical Engineers, R&D (Acwia Only) Helpful Technologies, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Apr 01, 2013 $91,500
Electrical Engineers, R&D Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jan 03, 2012 $85,836
Electrical Engineer, Powertrain R&D Tesla Motors, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 01, 2015 $85,000 -
$115,000
Electric Power System Researcher 2 Battelle Richland, WA Mar 03, 2014 $85,000
Electrical Research Engineer Kelly Services, Inc. Dearborn, MI Sep 02, 2015 $83,480
Electrical Engineers, Non R&D University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Jun 16, 2011 $83,200 -
$145,600
Electrical Engineers, R&D Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL Feb 20, 2008 $83,000
Electrical Engineers, R&D Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL Feb 22, 2008 $83,000
Electrical Engineers R & D Electric Power Research Institute Knoxville, TN Aug 29, 2012 $82,000 -
$110,000
Electrical/Photonics Researcher Odis, Inc. Storrs, CT Jun 01, 2016 $72,883
Research Engineer, Electrical Engineering Ethertronics, Inc. San Diego, CA Sep 01, 2014 $71,459
Research Engineer, Electrical Engineering Ethertronics, Inc. San Diego, CA Oct 01, 2012 $70,541
Research Electrical Engineer Electric Power Group, LLC Pasadena, CA Oct 01, 2012 $70,000
Electrical Engineer R&D GDT Inc. Fremont, CA May 15, 2016 $70,000 -
$85,000
Electrical Engineers, R&D Fermi Research Alliance, LLC Batavia, IL Feb 02, 2012 $69,285 -
$111,800

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Top Skills for An Electrical Research Engineer

  1. Controller Hardware
  2. PCB
  3. Labview
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used CadSoft EAGLE 5.9 software to layout circuit diagram and resulting PCB.
  • Implement automation designs in LabVIEW for advanced lamp measurements.
  • Create discrete, analog, digital, D/A, A/D circuit designs as well as electrical specifications for new system designs.
  • Design circuit boards, order and place components, use software to program circuit, and produce a working prototype.
  • Awarded 5 patents that provided a niche for the company in the area of load management for aircraft electrical systems.

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Top 10 Best States for Electrical Research Engineers

  1. New Mexico
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Colorado
  4. Arizona
  5. Utah
  6. North Dakota
  7. Texas
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Wyoming
  10. California
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Electrical Research Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.6%

Unknown

17.4%

Female

9.0%
Ethnicity

White

49.6%

Asian

22.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

6.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.5%

Arabic

23.1%

Korean

15.4%

French

15.4%

Portuguese

7.7%
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Electrical Research Engineer Education

Schools

Georgia Institute of Technology -

9.6%

Arizona State University

7.7%

Northeastern University

7.7%

San Jose State University

5.8%

University of North Florida

5.8%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

5.8%

Ferris State University

5.8%

George Mason University

5.8%

Florida International University

3.8%

Louisiana Tech University

3.8%

University of South Florida

3.8%

National University

3.8%

Drexel University

3.8%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.8%

University of Southern California

3.8%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.8%

University of Texas at El Paso

3.8%

University of Phoenix

3.8%

West Virginia University

3.8%

Old Dominion University

3.8%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

61.9%

Computer Engineering

5.8%

Business

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.9%

Biomedical Engineering

3.9%

Engineering

3.2%

Mathematics

1.9%

Computer Science

1.9%

Information Systems

1.9%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering

1.3%

Aerospace Engineering

1.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.3%

Project Management

1.3%

Industrial Engineering

1.3%

Systems Engineering

0.6%

Management

0.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

0.6%

Public Health

0.6%

Pharmacy

0.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.6%

Masters

36.6%

Doctorate

15.2%

Other

4.3%

Certificate

2.4%

Associate

1.2%

Diploma

0.6%
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