Training Requirements for Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Electrical engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 3.6
Some College 8.7
Associates Degree 8.1
Bachelors Degree 48.6
Masters Degree 24.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.9

Employment Outlook for Electrical Engineers

This represents about 178,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more electrical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 41,000 more.

Typical Income for Electrical Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,electrical engineers make $47.41 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electrical engineers $28.71 $35.54 $45.29 $57.54 $71.65
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
Electrical and electronics engineers $29.44 $36.32 $46.28 $58.48 $73.08
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, electrical engineers make $98,620 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electrical engineers $59,720 $73,910 $94,210 $119,690 $149,040
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
Electrical and electronics engineers $61,240 $75,550 $96,270 $121,640 $152,000
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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