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
$54,420
25th Percentile Wage
$67,140
50th Percentile Wage
$84,120
75th Percentile Wage
$106,970
90th Percentile Wage
$131,860

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 $131,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $54,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,120
1.95% 7.80%
2016
$82,480
-3.59% -
2015
$85,440
3.71% -
2014
$82,270
0.19% -
2013
$82,110
5.54% -
2012
$77,560
- -

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in 13 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 $77,760). 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
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$97,900
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$93,560
Utility System Construction
$93,330
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$93,220
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$90,730
Construction of Buildings
$87,650
Nonresidential Building Construction
$87,650
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$84,740
Specialty Trade Contractors
$81,640
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$81,600
Building Equipment Contractors
$81,120
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$77,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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