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 . . . .

According to the BLS, the average electrical engineer’s salary was $93,380. The median was $89,180. That means 50% made more, and 50% made less.

The average is higher than the median, which indicates that the highest-paid electrical engineers make considerably more than the bottom 50%.

Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution is the second-largest sector in terms of number of electrical engineers employed. In terms of density, it’s number one. But it’s around 100th on the list of top-paying industries, with software publishers and oil & gas extraction taking the top positions with average salaries of more than $118,000.

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