How much does an Electrical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Electrical Engineer I salary in the United States is $75,768 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $70,851 and $81,113. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer I

Electrical Engineer I designs, develops, and tests electrical equipment, components, circuits, or systems. Applies mathematical and engineering principles and methods to designs. Being an Electrical Engineer I performs extensive testing and validation of designs to ensure reliability, performance, and safety standards are achieved. Conducts research and studies new technologies to innovate and design solutions or products. Additionally, Electrical Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Typically reports to a manager. The Electrical Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be an Electrical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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