Electrical engineer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level electrical engineer earnings begin at:

$50.86 per hour

$105,783 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level electrical engineer earnings begin at:

$41.41 per hour

$86,141 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level electrical engineer earnings begin at:

$32.96 per hour

$68,564 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level electrical engineer earnings begin at:

$26.24 per hour

$54,573 per year

10th percentile

Starting level electrical engineer earnings begin at:

$21.37 per hour

$44,440 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Electrical engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
North Carolina $99,810
North Dakota $99,470
Minnesota $99,420
Connecticut $99,340
Hawaii $99,340
Vermont $99,340
Nevada $99,040
Utah $99,040
Illinois $98,870
Oklahoma $98,850
West Virginia $98,630
Michigan $98,390
Iowa $97,410
Wyoming $97,340
Arizona $97,090
South Dakota $97,090
Missouri $96,840
Tennessee $96,630
Ohio $95,440
Indiana $95,420
Nebraska $95,100
Wisconsin $94,850
Maine $94,620
Kentucky $93,170
Mississippi $92,680
South Carolina $89,630
Florida $81,810
Kansas $79,890
Arkansas $79,640
Montana $79,640
Guam $78,180
Puerto Rico $57,420
California $127,220
Maryland $122,990
District of Columbia $120,700
Massachusetts $120,700
New Mexico $120,390
Washington $120,390
New Hampshire $108,460
Louisiana $104,040
Georgia $102,390
Idaho $102,080
Virginia $101,280
Delaware $101,070
Texas $100,870
New Jersey $100,800
Pennsylvania $100,590
Rhode Island $100,570
Alabama $100,440
New York $100,350
Colorado $100,290
Oregon $100,160
Alaska $100,030

How do electrical engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Electrical engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than engineers but more than content managers.

Career Median Salary
Engineer salary $73K
Technical writer salary $72K
Locomotive engineer salary $73K
Data analyst salary $70K
Power engineer salary $68K
Electrical engineer salary $69K
Robotics engineer salary $65K
Web developer salary $65K
Entrepreneur salary $50K
Content manager salary $70K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)