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Electrical Engineers in District of Columbia

Want to work in District of Columbia as an Electrical Engineer? Read this first!

7.8% Jobs Projection
$115,560 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Electrical Engineers in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Electrical Engineers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in District of Columbia?

In District of Columbia, there were 530 people working as Electrical Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 510 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 550 jobs for District of Columbia Electrical Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $79,590 to $164,200 with $115,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.26 to $78.94. The median hourly rate was $55.56.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $54.92 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.64.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,430 $117,590

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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