Electrical engineer

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

7,814 salaries reported
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Average base salary
$90,055
per year
The average salary for a electrical engineer is $90,055 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Wellness program
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Gym membership
  • Tuition reimbursement

Where can an Electrical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Electrical Engineers

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Top skillsSystems Analysis
+31.24%salary
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Top fields of studyArchitectural Engineering Degree
+19.18%salary
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Top licensesProfessional Engineer
+12.17%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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+31.24%
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System Designdimension-trending-icon
+12.82%
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System Architecture
+13.19%
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Signal Processing
+17.19%
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Firmware
+12.25%
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Most common benefits for Electrical Engineers

  • Relocation assistance
  • Wellness program
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Gym membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Disability insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k)
  • AD&D insurance

Salary satisfaction

59%

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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