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

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,710
25th Percentile Wage
$74,550
50th Percentile Wage
$96,560
75th Percentile Wage
$125,710
90th Percentile Wage
$158,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical 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 engineers is $158,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $59,710.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,560
0.28% 8.52%
2016
$96,290
2.03% -
2015
$94,340
1.98% -
2014
$92,470
2.84% -
2013
$89,840
1.68% -
2012
$88,330
- -

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

The average salaries of electrical engineers in twelve 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 engineer occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $140,580. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $73,270). For detailed electrical 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
$140,580
Scientific Research and Development Services
$110,150
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$110,150
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$101,890
Testing Laboratories
$97,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,560
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$92,480
Engineering Services
$92,380
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$91,340
Specialized Design Services
$86,050
Legal Services
$73,270

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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