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
$58,410
25th Percentile Wage
$72,750
50th Percentile Wage
$93,150
75th Percentile Wage
$120,170
90th Percentile Wage
$150,070

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 $150,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $58,410.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,1500.75%4.33%
201592,4500.47%-
201492,0202.58%-
201389,6500.59%-
201289,120--

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in 57 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 $110,440. 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
$110,440
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$105,160
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$104,460
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$104,460
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$101,800
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$100,450
Chemical Manufacturing
$98,050
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$97,740
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$97,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$97,140
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$96,130
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$94,760
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$94,630
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$94,580
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$94,020
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$92,970
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$91,990
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$89,410
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$89,410
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$88,690
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$88,340
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$86,910
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$86,750
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$86,720
Paper Manufacturing
$86,650
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$86,520
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$86,470
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$86,190
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$85,920
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$85,690
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$85,620
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$85,320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$84,960
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$84,590
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$83,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$83,580
Food Manufacturing
$83,430
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$83,360
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$82,770
Machinery Manufacturing
$82,100
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$81,620
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$81,480
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$81,290
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
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$78,760
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$76,790
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$76,310
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$75,020
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$74,090
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$72,860
Machine Shops
$72,850
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$72,400
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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