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

7.2k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
$93,335
per year

The average salary for a electrical engineer is $93,335 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Stock options
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
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Most common benefits for Electrical Engineers

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Stock options
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
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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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