Salary for Electrical Engineers

Also known as:  Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineer, Illuminating Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer

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Electrical engineers design, test, research, and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment for use in private and government sectors. Their work involves applying electrical theory to engineering projects in order to meet user needs. If complaints arise regarding a developed product, electrical engineers review design specifications, and determine the cause of the problem, its solution, and the extent of products or users affected. These professionals require an associate's degree, although the majority have either Bachelor's or Master's degrees as well.

An Electrical Engineer gets an average compensation on a scale from 64000 and 96000 depending on education and tenure levels. Electrical Engineers can get an average salary of Eighty Eight Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Electrical Engineers have the most lucrative average salary level in Massachusetts, where they receive an average pay rate of approximately $100740. This group of people are paid at the highest average level in Finance and Insurance, which has pay levels, on average, of $106720.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.62 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Electrical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $106,720
Finance and Insurance $93,970
Wholesale Trade $90,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $89,390
Manufacturing $88,170
Public Administration $87,460
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,510
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $75,400
Other Services (except Public Administration) $78,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $80,340
Educational Services $80,510
Construction $81,960
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