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Electrical Engineer salary in United States

How much does an Electrical Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$87,174
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a electrical engineer is $87,174 per year in the United States. 9.8k salaries reported, updated at August 4, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Electrical Engineers in United States

  1. McDermott
    3.9star
    2663 reviews9 salaries reported
    $241,285per year
  2. $154,890per year
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Highest paying cities for Electrical Engineers in United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $93,381 per year
    43 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $89,061 per year
    96 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $84,851 per year
    32 salaries reported
  1. Jacksonville, FL
    $83,701 per year
    140 salaries reported
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Where can an Electrical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Electrical Engineers

Top skills
Systems Analysis
+31.24%salary
Top fields of study
Architectural Engineering Degree
+19.18%salary
Top licenses
Professional Engineer
+12.17%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
28 jobs47
696 jobs1,271
19 jobs25
130 jobs271
197 jobs278
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Most common benefits for Electrical Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 626 ratings

59% of Electrical Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Engineer

176,874 job openings

Average $58,589 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Electrical Engineer

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