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How much do electrical engineers make? (2015)

How much do electrical engineers make

So, there’s a burning question on your mind: how much do electrical engineers make? The Bureau of Labor Statistics updates this information every year around May, and it just released its latest data.

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All US Nuclear Plant Twitter Feeds

Official Twitter logo

There are 99 nuclear power reactor units operating in the US. Staying up to date with the latest nuclear plant news is easy to do in the age of social media — if you have their Twitter handles. All the relevant feeds are conveniently compiled here. Continue reading

Hand Switch Contact Development

A Siemens hand switch

Hand switch contact development diagrams appear on schematic drawings. They help the reader understand how the circuit behavior changes when the switch changes positions. It’s important to understand how to use them to avoid making wiring or logic errors when creating, modifying, or interpreting circuits. Continue reading

What is an electrical engineer’s salary? (2014)

electrical engineer salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics updates this information every year around May. In 2013, the average electrical engineer’s salary was $93,380. Inflation for the year was about 2.2%. Did the average salary keep up?  Continue reading

I&C Engineer – Instrumentation and Controls

npp control room

One segment of electrical engineering in the nuclear power industry that you may find intriguing as an electrical engineer is instrumentation and controls, or “I&C” as it’s known. Though largely electrical in nature, I&C is a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering . . . . Continue reading

How much do electrical engineers make? (2013)

electrical engineer salary

If no one will tell you, don’t worry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks this information. Here’s the lowdown on 2013 electrical engineering salaries . . . . Continue reading

High-voltage power line inspection (video)

I don’t know what’s best about this video: the footage, or the narrator . . . .

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