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Electrical Engineers in New York

Considering a career as an Electrical Engineer in New York?

13.2% Jobs Projection
$99,410 Median Salary
930 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 10,500 Electrical Engineers working in the state.

There were 11,170 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 670 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 930 annual job openings, and 13,130 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 York?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $62,960 to $152,740 with $99,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.27 to $73.43. The median hourly rate was $47.8.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.2 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.60.

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


Top New York 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
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,190 $103,810
Rochester, NY 1,100 $93,350
Syracuse, NY 660 $86,560
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 540 $78,350
Binghamton, NY 230 $78,120
Utica-Rome, NY 110 $83,270
Elmira, NY 50 $87,630
Ithaca, NY 40 $83,050

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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