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 $150,070. 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

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
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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