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Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical engineers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical engineers among Pennsylvania cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Electrical Engineers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,330
25th Percentile Wage
$71,390
50th Percentile Wage
$91,310
75th Percentile Wage
$114,160
90th Percentile Wage
$134,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,310
-0.53% 11.00%
2016
$91,790
2.32% -
2015
$89,660
2.49% -
2014
$87,430
2.81% -
2013
$84,970
4.35% -
2012
$81,270
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $66,920 to $101,160. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $101,160. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $100,500). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$101,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$100,500
Newark-Union
$99,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$97,650
Pittsburgh
$95,510
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$92,830
Johnstown
$92,760
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$90,080
Altoona
$88,230
Reading
$86,030
State College
$85,630
Lancaster
$80,820
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$80,000
Williamsport
$79,870
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$79,790
York-Hanover
$79,470
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$75,240
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$74,350
Erie
$73,570
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,920




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