Salary for Electrical Engineers

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Also known as:  Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineer, Illuminating Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Electrical Engineer will normally get a pay level of $64,870 and $159,520 depending on tenure and industry expertise. usually get an average wage of one hundred and five thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars each year.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, which has average wages of near $126,840. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they get average job salaries of $116,920.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.14 percent nationwide in that time.


Electrical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing