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Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,990
25th Percentile Wage
$84,400
50th Percentile Wage
$107,570
75th Percentile Wage
$133,050
90th Percentile Wage
$161,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,990.

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
$107,570
4.01% 14.04%
2016
$103,260
1.82% -
2015
$101,380
1.48% -
2014
$99,880
3.74% -
2013
$96,140
3.82% -
2012
$92,470
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Washington ranges from $82,610 to $113,530. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $113,530. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $113,420). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$113,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$113,420
Tacoma
$111,560
Olympia
$105,000
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$103,120
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$94,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$92,460
Bellingham
$90,540
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,900
Spokane
$89,660
Bremerton-Silverdale
$88,320
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$88,090
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$82,610




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