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Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of electrical and electronics engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare electrical and electronics engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,790
25th Percentile Wage
$76,320
50th Percentile Wage
$99,630
75th Percentile Wage
$129,740
90th Percentile Wage
$162,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 and electronics engineers is $162,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical and electronics engineers is $60,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,630
1.55% 8.51%
2016
$98,090
1.63% -
2015
$96,490
1.97% -
2014
$94,590
1.74% -
2013
$92,940
1.93% -
2012
$91,150
- -

Compare Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineers in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for electrical and electronics engineer occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $126,030. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $77,010). For detailed electrical and electronics engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$126,030
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$117,320
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$116,250
Scientific Research and Development Services
$116,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$102,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,630
Testing Laboratories
$96,610
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,310
Engineering Services
$93,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$93,920
Specialized Design Services
$82,570
Legal Services
$77,010

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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