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Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,670
25th Percentile Wage
$76,320
50th Percentile Wage
$97,970
75th Percentile Wage
$124,350
90th Percentile Wage
$155,190

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 $155,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,670. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,970
1.74% 8.51%
2016
$96,270
1.08% -
2015
$95,230
2.07% -
2014
$93,260
2.06% -
2013
$91,340
1.87% -
2012
$89,630
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Table 2. Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineers in 19 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 $117,680. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $64,860).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$117,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$105,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,630
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$98,760
Manufacturing
$98,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,210
Wholesale Trade
$96,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$95,990
Utilities
$95,240
Retail Trade
$94,510
Information
$94,310
Finance and Insurance
$92,080
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$86,520
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$84,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$83,550
Construction
$82,800
Accommodation and Food Services
$67,520
Educational Services
$64,860



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