What Are The Training Requirements for Electrical Engineers?

Electrical engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Electrical engineers
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Electrical Engineers?

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.

This career includes 178,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Electrical Engineers Make?

On average, electrical engineers make $47.41 per hour or $98,620 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Electrical Engineers?

Hourly income for Electrical engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Electrical Engineers?

Annual salary for Electrical engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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