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Average Salary - Electrical Engineer / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$80,692 USD

£63,775 GBP
New York City

$57,812 USD

$62,000 USD

£49,002 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Electrical Engineer / United States

Average salary for Electrical Engineer / United States is $80,692 USD per year. The most typical earning is $62,000 USD. All data are based on 99 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $85,400 USD. Women receive a salary of $87,800 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $143,500 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $88,400 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $143,500 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $121,100 USD.

Levels / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 100%
1.01%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.99%
2.02%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 96.97%
1.01%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
2 95.96%
2.02%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
6 93.94%
6.06%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
7 87.88%
7.07%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
16 80.81%
16.16%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
4 64.65%
4.04%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
11 60.61%
11.11%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
5 49.49%
5.05%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
9 44.44%
9.09%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
10 35.35%
10.1%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
4 25.25%
4.04%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 21.21%
2.02%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
6 19.19%
6.06%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 13.13%
2.02%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 11.11%
1.01%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
1 10.1%
1.01%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 9.09%
1.01%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 8.08%
1.01%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 7.07%
1.01%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
2 6.06%
2.02%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
2 4.04%
2.02%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 2.02%
1.01%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 1.01%
1.01%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Women 4 $87,800 USD
2 Men 65 $85,400 USD

Education / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 2 $143,500 USD
2 Masters Degree 33 $88,400 USD
3 Some College 13 $78,400 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 50 $74,600 USD
5 High School 1 $33,800 USD

Experience / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 4 $143,500 USD
2 16-20 Years 7 $121,100 USD
3 20+ Years 13 $102,500 USD
4 4-8 Years 16 $79,900 USD
5 2-4 Years 23 $73,300 USD
6 8-12 Years 11 $72,300 USD
7 1-2 Years 14 $61,100 USD
8 0-1 Year 11 $56,200 USD

Age / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 2 $138,500 USD
2 51-55 1 $130,000 USD
3 46-50 9 $127,200 USD
4 41-45 5 $99,800 USD
5 31-35 9 $81,200 USD
6 26-30 18 $78,400 USD
7 61-65 3 $78,300 USD
8 36-40 5 $77,000 USD
9 n/a 30 $69,500 USD
10 21-25 16 $66,000 USD
11 14-20 1 $33,800 USD

Work Type / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 3 $87,900 USD
2 Permanent 90 $80,600 USD
3 Contract 6 $79,200 USD

States / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Mississippi 1 $128,000 USD
2 District Of Columbia (DC) 4 $116,000 USD
3 Massachusetts 5 $103,000 USD
4 New Hampshire 1 $102,500 USD
5 Nevada 1 $102,000 USD
6 Alabama 4 $97,500 USD
7 California 15 $93,600 USD
8 Texas 5 $91,500 USD
9 Georgia 3 $87,300 USD
10 Iowa 1 $83,500 USD
11 Indiana 2 $81,000 USD
12 Florida 3 $78,300 USD
13 Ohio 5 $78,000 USD
14 New Mexico 2 $76,000 USD
15 Arizona 2 $73,500 USD
16 Virginia 2 $72,500 USD
17 Wisconsin 4 $71,500 USD
18 Oklahoma 2 $71,000 USD
19 Illinois 4 $70,400 USD
20 South Carolina 2 $70,000 USD
21 Missouri 2 $67,000 USD
22 Pennsylvania 5 $66,800 USD
23 Michigan 3 $65,500 USD
24 North Carolina 1 $65,000 USD
25 Oregon 2 $62,500 USD
26 Kentucky 1 $60,000 USD
27 New York State 9 $58,100 USD
28 Minnesota 1 $55,000 USD
29 North Dakota 1 $48,000 USD
30 Tennessee 1 $30,000 USD

Cities / Electrical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Birmingham, United States 1 $160,000 USD
2 Sacramento 1 $145,000 USD
3 Jackson 1 $128,000 USD
4 Washington DC 4 $116,000 USD
5 Los Angeles 4 $107,400 USD
6 Boston 4 $105,000 USD
7 Dallas 1 $104,000 USD
8 Manchester, United States 1 $102,500 USD
9 Reno 1 $102,000 USD
10 San Francisco 5 $98,600 USD
11 Worcester 1 $95,000 USD
12 Huntington Beach 1 $92,000 USD
13 Houston 4 $88,400 USD
14 Atlanta 3 $87,300 USD
15 --Other-- 5 $86,000 USD
16 Orlando 2 $85,000 USD
17 Des Moines 1 $83,500 USD
18 Cincinnati 3 $83,300 USD
19 Indianapolis 2 $81,000 USD
20 Montgomery 2 $80,000 USD
21 Richmond 1 $80,000 USD
22 Albuquerque 2 $76,000 USD
23 Phoenix 2 $73,500 USD
24 Pittsburgh 1 $73,000 USD
25 Milwaukee 4 $71,500 USD
26 Oklahoma City 2 $71,000 USD
27 Chicago 4 $70,400 USD
28 Columbia, South Carolina 2 $70,000 USD
29 Cleveland 2 $70,000 USD
30 Huntsville 1 $70,000 USD
31 St. Louis 2 $67,000 USD
32 Detroit 3 $65,500 USD
33 Philadelphia 4 $65,300 USD
34 Fremont 2 $65,000 USD
35 Charlotte 1 $65,000 USD
36 Fort Lauderdale 1 $65,000 USD
37 Norfolk 1 $65,000 USD
38 Portland, Oregon 2 $62,500 USD
39 Louisville 1 $60,000 USD
40 Buffalo, United States 1 $60,000 USD
41 New York City 8 $57,800 USD
42 San Diego 2 $57,000 USD
43 St. Paul 1 $55,000 USD
44 Fargo, North Dakota 1 $48,000 USD
45 Knoxville 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

25/25  Factory Automation (Man)
Posted 23 June 2024

What I do?

"Contributed to electric circuit design, PLC programming, and production stabilization in global automobile group factory automation. Representative examples include participation in the domestic/overseas plants of Hyundai/Kia Motors in Korea and the overseas plants of Renault Group in France."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Montgomery Some College 8-12 Years Expert $100,000 USD

24/25  Electrical Manufacturing Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Electrical Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $74,000 USD

23/25  Equipment Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Automation, PLC, Programming, Maintenance, manufacturing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Reno Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $102,000 USD

22/25  Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 May 2022

What I do?

"Electronic design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $165,000 USD

21/25  Architect Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 February 2022

What I do?

"Telecom."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $220,000 USD

20/25  Generation Operations Engineer (Man)
Posted 29 December 2021

What I do?

"Provide support to grid operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $78,000 USD

19/25  Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 24 September 2021

What I do?

"Control Systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $95,000 USD

18/25  Hardware Engineer (Man)
Posted 05 August 2020

What I do?

"Electronics Design, PCB Design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $83,500 USD

17/25  Senior Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 November 2019

What I do?

"Electrical power and Control systems engineer in government subcontracting nuclear work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $153,000 USD

16/25  Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 November 2019

What I do?

"Provide solutions to prove products work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $104,000 USD

15/25  Field Service Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 July 2019

What I do?

"Troubleshoot complex system prolems, execute complex system repairs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $80,000 USD

14/25  Electrical Design Engineer (Man)
Posted 06 July 2019

What I do?

"I design sensors for vechiles."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $86,000 USD

13/25  Telecom Engineer (Man)
Posted 01 July 2019

What I do?

"Design telecommunications systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $108,000 USD

12/25  Systems Engineer (Man)
Posted 24 June 2019

What I do?

"Design mechanical and electrical components and assemblies for Echo Voyager, Boeing's first extra-large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUUV) •Tasking including full life-cycle development, integration and test. •Provide a system engineering approach to activities to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions. •Assists others to evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces. •Define, schedule, and work assigned tasks through completion to validate system-of-systems concepts, system concepts and subsystem concepts by inspection, analysis, test, and demonstration to assure that the system architecture and design concepts satisfy the intent of the customer requirements. •Recommend management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel equipment, materials and services are provided as needed. •Assist in defining and scheduling tasks, providing status, monitoring integration and checkout activities, receiving and evaluating of results of activities. Assist the above for highly complex or broad scope programs. •Perform on-site system testing and integration with various electrical and mechanical systems in underwater environment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntington Beach Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $92,000 USD

11/25  Principal Engineer (Man)
Posted 02 April 2019

What I do?

"US Government SATCOM."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

10/25  Associate Electrical Engineer (Woman)
Posted 10 February 2019

What I do?

"Design distribution and lighting for fire stations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $145,000 USD

9/25  Power Quality Principle Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 December 2018

What I do?

"Work with customers to resolve power quality issues and electrical power system issues."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Birmingham, United States Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $160,000 USD

8/25  Hardware Design Engineer (Man)
Posted 22 October 2018

What I do?

"Design development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $73,000 USD

7/25  Project Coordinator (Man)
Posted 30 March 2018

What I do?

"Design electrical and build for industrial facilities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Louisville Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $60,000 USD

6/25  Electronics Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 December 2017

What I do?

"Design projects, schedule, test and analysis, requirements definition."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oklahoma City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $61,000 USD

5/25  Technical Sales (Man)
Posted 29 October 2017

What I do?

"Sell industrial manufacturing computers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $63,000 USD

4/25  Technical Sales (Man)
Posted 29 October 2017

What I do?

"Sell industrial manufacturing computers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $63,000 USD

3/25  Annoyed Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 October 2017

What I do?

"Failure analysis of computer chips."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $70,000 USD

2/25  Analist (Woman)
Posted 03 October 2017

What I do?

"I am an energy consultant and I do analysis of long term energy mixes."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $57,000 USD

1/25  Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 September 2017

What I do?

"Desiger of power, lighting and fire alarm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $87,000 USD


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