Senior Electrical Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for senior electrical engineers is 44 years. The senior electrical engineer workforce reached a whopping 70,176 in 2020!

Among senior electrical engineers, we discovered that 6.8% of them are women, while 87.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior electrical engineers is White, which makes up 65.4% of all senior electrical engineers. Comparatively, there are 18.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of senior electrical engineers are located in TX, Houston and CA, San Diego.

Senior electrical engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, senior electrical engineers are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry. Looking at senior electrical engineer statistics, we found was that Washington, California, Vermont, New Mexico and Massachusetts are where senior electrical engineers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about senior electrical engineer demographics? We analyzed 5,381 senior electrical engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Senior Electrical Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as senior electrical engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for senior electrical engineers were.

Senior Electrical Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among senior electrical engineers is White, which makes up 65.4% of all senior electrical engineers. Comparatively, there are 18.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 65.4%
  • Asian, 18.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.1%
  • Black or African American, 4.9%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Electrical Engineers

The chart below shows that 24.5% of senior electrical engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.4% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 6.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 24.5%
  • French, 9.4%
  • Mandarin, 6.6%
  • Russian, 6.6%
  • Chinese, 6.6%
  • Other, 46.3%

Most Common Degree for Senior Electrical Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior electrical engineers. The most common degree for senior electrical engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 52% of senior electrical engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 35% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 5%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 69%
  • Masters degree, 16%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Certificate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Senior Electrical Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior electrical engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Electrical Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior electrical engineer position over time.

Male
Female
96%
94%
91%
89%
86%
84%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Electrical Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior electrical engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of senior electrical engineers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Senior Electrical Engineer

By looking over 5,381 senior electrical engineers resumes, we figured out that the average senior electrical engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Electrical Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior electrical engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior electrical engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 61% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Senior Electrical Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Senior Electrical Engineer87%7%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Domestic Engineer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Electrical Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior electrical engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Hardware/Firmware Engineer3.53%
Senior Electrical Engineer4.72%
Civil Engineer Helper5.29%
Senior Piping Designer6.59%
Project Engineer Consultant7.24%
Robotics Application Engineer7.40%
Aeronautical Design Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Senior Electrical Engineer?

male-income
Male Income
$102,082
female-income
Female Income
$98,277

Senior Electrical Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$108,150
$105,678
$103,205
$100,733
$98,260
$95,788
$93,315
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Electrical Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$105,678
Master's Degree$115,475
Doctorate Degree$123,977

Senior Electrical Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$136,218
$130,098
$123,977
$117,857
$111,737
$105,616
$99,496
$93,376
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Senior Electrical Engineer Heatmaps

Where Do Senior Electrical Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior electrical engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Electrical Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 5,381 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior electrical engineers are TX, Houston and CA, San Diego.

Number of Senior Electrical Engineers

Where Are Senior Electrical Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior electrical engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Senior Electrical Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior electrical engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior electrical engineers is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior electrical engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Senior Electrical Engineer Work In

Employees with the senior electrical engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior electrical engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior electrical engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and professional.

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Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Construction

Professional

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