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
$65,300
25th Percentile Wage
$79,180
50th Percentile Wage
$98,630
75th Percentile Wage
$125,020
90th Percentile Wage
$155,490

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 $155,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $98,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $65,300.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$98,630
2.33% 16.32%
2016
$96,330
2.53% -
2015
$93,890
2.29% -
2014
$91,740
4.50% -
2013
$87,610
5.80% -
2012
$82,530
- -

Compare Electrical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of electrical engineers in 17 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 other information services industry with an annual salary $125,590. 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
Other Information Services
$125,590
Other Information Services
$125,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$106,270
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$105,830
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$103,710
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$100,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$100,410
Software Publishers
$99,520
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$99,300
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$99,110
Telecommunications
$97,940
Other Telecommunications
$97,850
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$95,020
Television Broadcasting
$93,930
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$93,850
Radio Broadcasting
$93,630
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$81,430

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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