Electrical Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,350
25th Percentile Wage
$74,560
50th Percentile Wage
$94,510
75th Percentile Wage
$120,160
90th Percentile Wage
$151,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $151,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $61,350.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,5103.05%9.24%
201591,6304.58%-
201487,4301.68%-
201385,9600.21%-
201285,780--

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in ten industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $109,840. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $68,160). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$109,840
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$109,840
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$102,930
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$97,710
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$93,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$89,970
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$89,470
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,940
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,360
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$68,160

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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