What does an Electrical Engineer do?

Electrical engineers are responsible for the design, development, and testing of electrical devices and equipment. This includes communication systems or power generators and motors and navigation systems as well as electrical systems within automotive and aircraft industries. Electrical engineers oversee the manufacture of these devices, systems, and equipment.

Electrical engineers design, maintain, implement or improve upon electrical instruments, facilities, components, equipment products, or systems. They perform various engineering tasks by operating computer assisted design or engineering software and equipment. They meet with customers, engineers, and other relevant parties and discuss the existing or potential engineering products and projects and ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. They also estimate the material, labor, and construction costs, and assist in budget preparation. They supervise and train project team members and work with various technicians. Electrical engineers need a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited school and license as a professional engineer. They also need knowledge of the applicable codes related to electrical engineering and proficiency in design and calculation software.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Electrical Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$95,111 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$64K
Median: $95K
$142K
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Electrical Engineer Career Path

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Electrical Engineer Insights

Read what Electrical Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Babcock International GroupBabcock International Group
Electrical Engineering Co-Op
Aug 22, 2019

“wide meetings revealed unhappy employees and I didn't personally witness any real action being taken to make that better.”

Unique Technical Services
Junior Electrical Engineer
Jun 25, 2020

“the quality of work was good but I didn't feel like I had job security.”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Electrical Engineer
Jun 28, 2021

“base salary is low then other places but with the bonus it is the same.”

Clearway EnergyClearway Energy
Electrical Engineer
Sep 14, 2021

“The pay is really great considering how easy it was to get this job in the first place.”

Anglian WaterAnglian Water
M&E Engineer
Oct 11, 2020

“Over time is the only way to make a good wage however is being cut back.”

Duncan & RossDuncan & Ross
Senior Electrical Engineer
Aug 19, 2021

“I look up to the dedication of the Talent team who tirelessly seek the best opportunity for their employees.”

Raytheon TechnologiesRaytheon Technologies
Electrical Engineer I
Jul 27, 2021

“The work life balance is one of the best you can find in the entire tech industry.”

CriticalRiverCriticalRiver
Electrical Engineer
Apr 6, 2021

“Salary raise is based on clients recommendation but CriticalRiver makes a really good effort to make things work.”

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