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
$59,000
25th Percentile Wage
$73,090
50th Percentile Wage
$93,700
75th Percentile Wage
$121,120
90th Percentile Wage
$150,810

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
2017
$93,700
0.59% 4.89%
2016
$93,150
0.75% -
2015
$92,450
0.47% -
2014
$92,020
2.58% -
2013
$89,650
0.59% -
2012
$89,120
- -

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
$113,080
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$107,340
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$105,160
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$102,750
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$102,380
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$100,810
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$99,420
Chemical Manufacturing
$99,340
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$99,120
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$98,820
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$98,820
Chemical Manufacturing
$98,560
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$97,740
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$97,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$96,930
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$96,830
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$96,380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$94,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$94,170
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$94,020
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$94,020
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$91,800
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$91,480
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$91,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$91,370
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$91,340
Chemical Manufacturing
$90,910
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$90,620
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$89,990
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$89,980
Paper Manufacturing
$89,880
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$89,630
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$89,320
Printing and Related Support Activities
$89,210
Printing and Related Support Activities
$89,210
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$88,780
Foundries
$88,530
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$88,280
Food Manufacturing
$88,020
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$87,540
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$87,010
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$87,000
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$86,910
Other Food Manufacturing
$86,900
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$86,490
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$86,490
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$86,450
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$86,140
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$84,830
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$84,150
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$84,150
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$83,990
Machinery Manufacturing
$83,640
Machinery Manufacturing
$83,610
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$83,360
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$83,120
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$82,280
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$81,780
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$81,750
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$80,280
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$79,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,670
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$79,640
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$79,460
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$79,260
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$78,310
Hardware Manufacturing
$77,570
Forging and Stamping
$75,830
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$75,610
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$75,610
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$75,020
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$74,790
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$73,260
Machine Shops
$71,370
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$71,140
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$69,600
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$68,980

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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