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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
$59,910
25th Percentile Wage
$74,750
50th Percentile Wage
$96,290
75th Percentile Wage
$124,230
90th Percentile Wage
$155,830

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 $155,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical engineers is $59,910.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,2902.03%8.27%
201594,3401.98%-
201492,4702.84%-
201389,8401.68%-
201288,330--

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
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$113,100
Scientific Research and Development Services
$113,060
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$97,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$96,290
Engineering Services
$91,790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$91,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$88,450
Testing Laboratories
$87,100
Specialized Design Services
$86,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,520
Legal Services
$73,270

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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