Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical engineers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical engineers amongst Virginia metropolitan areas 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,240
25th Percentile Wage
$77,650
50th Percentile Wage
$100,170
75th Percentile Wage
$126,730
90th Percentile Wage
$162,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,240.

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
$100,170
6.60% 9.97%
2016
$93,560
1.34% -
2015
$92,310
2.86% -
2014
$89,670
0.38% -
2013
$89,330
-0.95% -
2012
$90,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Virginia ranges from $73,050 to $116,520. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Virginia is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $116,520. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $107,270). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $73,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lynchburg
$116,520
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$107,270
Charlottesville
$106,070
Richmond
$105,640
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$100,820
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$95,910
Harrisonburg
$90,130
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$88,940
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$81,900
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$80,950
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$76,600
Roanoke
$73,050




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