The salary statistics of electrical and electronics engineers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of electrical and electronics engineers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of electrical and electronics engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The electrical and electronics engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electrical and electronics engineers is $152,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,240. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for electrical and electronics engineers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $104,150. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $64,470).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |