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Electrical engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $95,682
Low $65,806
High $139,122
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a electrical engineer is $95,682 per year in the United States. 19.6k salaries reported, updated at September 25, 2023

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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. Engineering Resource Group
    11 reviews64 salaries reported
    $106,283per year
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Highest paying cities for Electrical Engineers near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $113,066 per year
    100 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $107,012 per year
    173 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $101,168 per year
    41 salaries reported
  1. Huntsville, AL
    $98,116 per year
    102 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $96,422 per year
    480 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $96,183 per year
    109 salaries reported
  1. Minneapolis, MN
    $95,208 per year
    89 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $94,395 per year
    101 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $91,560 per year
    67 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
Top fields of study
Architectural Engineering Degree
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

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?


Job openings

Average $100,784 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Electrical Engineer

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