Electrical Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of electrical engineers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare electrical engineer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,600
25th Percentile Wage
$67,170
50th Percentile Wage
$82,480
75th Percentile Wage
$104,430
90th Percentile Wage
$129,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electrical engineers is $129,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $54,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,480-3.59%5.97%
201585,4403.71%-
201482,2700.19%-
201382,1105.54%-
201277,560--

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in twelve industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for electrical engineer occupations is the residential building construction industry with an annual salary $113,980. The lowest paying industry is the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry (annual salary $76,580). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Building Construction
$113,980
Utility System Construction
$94,760
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$94,490
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$94,460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$90,730
Construction of Buildings
$87,650
Nonresidential Building Construction
$86,980
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$81,920
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$80,350
Building Equipment Contractors
$79,860
Specialty Trade Contractors
$79,770
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$76,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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