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Electrical Engineers in New Jersey

Is New Jersey a good place for you to work as an Electrical Engineer?

12.0% Jobs Projection
$108,470 Median Salary
310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there were 3,590 people working as Electrical Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 3,630 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 310 annual job openings, and 4,490 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $64,350 to $181,250 with $108,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.94 to $87.14. The median hourly rate was $52.15.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.05.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,670 $106,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,250 $101,520
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 850 $78,410
Trenton, NJ 330 $100,900

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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