Electrical Engineer Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,850
25th Percentile Wage
$76,540
50th Percentile Wage
$96,330
75th Percentile Wage
$124,140
90th Percentile Wage
$157,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in the industry sector of information. 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 $157,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $62,850.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,3302.53%14.33%
201593,8902.29%-
201491,7404.50%-
201387,6105.80%-
201282,530--

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in 15 industries in the information 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 motion picture and video industries industry with an annual salary $109,000. The lowest paying industry is the wired telecommunications carriers industry (annual salary $81,430). For detailed electrical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$109,000
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$108,470
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$103,710
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$99,300
Software Publishers
$98,030
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$97,900
Other Telecommunications
$97,850
Telecommunications
$95,180
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$94,760
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$94,760
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$92,440
Television Broadcasting
$92,250
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$90,630
Radio Broadcasting
$87,080
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$81,430

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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