Electrical Engineers in California
Is California a good place for you to work as an Electrical Engineer?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Electrical Engineers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in California is growing faster than average.
Electrical Engineers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Electrical Engineers Work in California?
26,570 people worked as Electrical Engineers in 2018 in this state.
There were 24,690 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,880 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means California has more Electrical Engineers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 2,010 annual job openings, and 28,700 total jobs in 2026 for Electrical Engineers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Electrical Engineers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $66,100 to $167,170 with $110,190 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.78 to $80.37. The median hourly rate was $52.97.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $53.31 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.34.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Electrical Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electrical Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||8,310||$110,060|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||5,350||$126,500|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||4,170||$116,220|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||3,790||$101,610|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||880||$87,890|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||530||$103,140|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||440||$101,290|
|Santa Rosa, CA||220||$99,670|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||60||$100,350|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||60||$116,150|
|Yuba City, CA||40||$119,910|
Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Electrical Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$115,560|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||29,210|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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