Electrical Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $150,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $59,000.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.59% 4.89%
0.75% -
0.47% -
2.58% -
0.59% -
- -

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in 77 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $113,080. The lowest paying industry is the household and institutional furniture manufacturing industry (annual salary $68,980). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Chemical Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing

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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