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Electrical Engineers in Michigan

Considering a career as an Electrical Engineer in Michigan?

13.5% Jobs Projection
$88,930 Median Salary
780 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in Michigan is growing faster than average.

  • Electrical Engineers in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Michigan?

9,190 people worked as Electrical Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 10,280 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,090 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means Michigan has more Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 780 annual Electrical Engineers job openings in Michigan, and 11,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Electrical Engineers Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $57,390 to $127,780 with $88,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.59 to $61.43. The median hourly rate was $42.76.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $41.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.36.

The median salary in Michigan is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,640 $92,800
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,040 $74,020
Ann Arbor, MI 410 $86,790
Jackson, MI 350 $103,180
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 200 $84,160
Monroe, MI 170 $72,500
Flint, MI 160 $104,820
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 110 $78,640
Battle Creek, MI 70 $74,390
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 $77,160
Saginaw, MI 60 $97,050
Muskegon, MI 60 $77,520
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 $88,070

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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