Information About Electrical Engineers

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Training

Electrical engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Electrical engineers
Training for Electrical Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 4.1
Some College 9.2
Associates Degree 8.9
Bachelors Degree 50.1
Masters Degree 22.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.0

Employment

Represents about 157,000 people in the United States- 1.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more electrical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 38,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, electrical engineers make $42.88 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electrical engineers $26.30 $32.70 $41.30 $51.80 $63.30
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, electrical engineers make $89,200 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electrical engineers $54,710 $68,020 $85,920 $107,890 $131,660
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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