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Electrical Engineers in Tennessee

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

14.3% Jobs Projection
$90,930 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 2,720 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 2,560 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 210 annual job openings, and a total of 2,870 jobs for Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $59,560 to $128,580 with $90,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.64 to $61.82. The median hourly rate was $43.71.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.84 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.87.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 860 $87,370
Knoxville, TN 470 $93,730
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 400 $93,680
Chattanooga, TN-GA 290 $94,760
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 210 $103,300
Johnson City, TN 70 $91,780
Jackson, TN 40 $96,570
Clarksville, TN-KY 30 $83,100
Cleveland, TN 30 $83,480

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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