Electrical Engineer Salary

electrical-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgElectrical engineers are involved with electrical systems, components, or equipment for scientific, military, industrial, and commercial uses. They test, develop, research, and oversee the installation and manufacturing of these technologies.

Salary

The average annual salary of electrical engineers is $91,810. The lowest 10% earns about $56,490 while the highest 10% earns about $136,690. The median salary is $87,920.

The industries with the highest levels of employment include architectural, engineering, and related services (36,470 employed at $92,540 on average); navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing (14,820 employed; $95,930 average); and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (14,780 employed; $85,560 average). The top paying industry is oil and gas extraction: $106,780 yearly on average, with 230 electrical engineers employed.

The top three paying states are California ($107,280 average), Alaska ($104,360), and the District of Columbia ($104,040).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of electrical engineers is expected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, which is slower than average. This decline could be affected by the drop of manufacturing sectors that employ these engineers.

Electrical Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $56,960 $85,650 $130,800 $89,830
Alaska $69,310 $97,610 $145,040 $104,360
Arizona $62,900 $95,400 $141,110 $97,410
Arkansas $42,180 $70,270 $109,600 $72,090
California $64,630 $105,110 $151,390 $107,280
Colorado $50,940 $86,040 $139,600 $91,890
Connecticut $61,710 $84,430 $119,220 $87,160
Florida $51,550 $82,320 $122,110 $85,590
Georgia $54,230 $83,260 $117,680 $84,280
Hawaii $55,300 $83,600 $108,830 $82,950
Idaho $66,170 $94,100 $130,410 $95,720
Illinois $56,500 $84,040 $126,690 $87,890
Indiana $53,780 $79,360 $115,680 $81,340
Iowa $52,130 $74,180 $112,290 $77,310
Kansas $54,000 $82,270 $116,750 $83,470
Kentucky $54,030 $75,490 $110,730 $79,040
Louisiana $57,680 $89,890 $135,710 $93,650
Maine $59,430 $72,470 $110,610 $79,090
Maryland $58,290 $91,080 $144,580 $96,410
Massachusetts $65,800 $98,260 $146,910 $101,750
Michigan $53,140 $79,380 $115,830 $82,290
Minnesota $60,290 $83,170 $122,440 $86,910
Mississippi $59,940 $76,550 $108,630 $79,630
Missouri $55,140 $86,920 $121,920 $87,440
Montana $39,240 $69,380 $106,360 $72,470
Nebraska $55,870 $80,430 $107,200 $79,970
Nevada $54,600 $85,920 $121,040 $87,690
New Hampshire $61,440 $95,830 $138,820 $95,960
New Jersey $61,780 $89,660 $125,930 $91,440
New Mexico $60,500 $84,900 $130,540 $89,390
New York $56,970 $89,870 $137,270 $92,620
North Carolina $54,790 $81,170 $127,640 $86,630
North Dakota $54,020 $75,770 $106,640 $78,810
Ohio $50,530 $76,980 $111,230 $78,220
Oklahoma $38,630 $71,270 $112,180 $73,810
Oregon $51,130 $88,640 $136,580 $91,430
Pennsylvania $56,020 $81,270 $125,660 $86,020
Rhode Island $64,490 $99,370 $133,400 $97,760
South Carolina $51,690 $78,560 $115,870 $81,370
South Dakota $51,210 $73,710 $103,630 $74,430
Tennessee $56,620 $86,210 $117,180 $86,470
Texas $55,940 $87,830 $145,310 $94,600
Utah $56,280 $84,500 $117,810 $85,580
Vermont $52,680 $78,330 $119,380 $82,270
Virginia $57,770 $90,180 $143,700 $94,810
Washington $63,540 $92,470 $131,870 $93,960
West Virginia $49,220 $82,100 $116,640 $81,390
Wisconsin $52,070 $75,150 $108,900 $77,250
Wyoming $38,160 $69,780 $95,940 $69,040