Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, electrical engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $134,569, while the bottom 20% make closer to $60,876. The median grad salary is $90,510.
Electrical Engineering graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is $50,708, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $69,433.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for electrical engineering graduates
The highest paying careers for electrical engineering graduates are computer hardware engineer, aerospace engineer, mechatronics engineer and robotics engineer, with top salaries averaging around $116,114.
As per most recent US census
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