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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,240
25th Percentile Wage
$75,550
50th Percentile Wage
$96,270
75th Percentile Wage
$121,640
90th Percentile Wage
$152,000

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,2701.08%6.90%
201595,2302.07%-
201493,2602.06%-
201391,3401.87%-
201289,630--

Table 2. Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

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
Mining
$104,150
Federal, State, and Local Government
$103,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$98,090
Manufacturing
$96,360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$96,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$95,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$95,540
Transportation and Warehousing
$95,080
Wholesale Trade
$93,490
Utilities
$93,410
Information
$92,940
Finance and Insurance
$91,930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$90,340
Retail Trade
$90,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$85,850
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$82,530
Construction
$81,820
Educational Services
$64,470


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