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Electrical Engineers in Virginia

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12.1% Jobs Projection
$104,310 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 6,880 Electrical Engineers working in the state.

There were 5,980 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 900 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 500 annual Electrical Engineers job openings in Virginia, and 7,220 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $65,580 to $168,360 with $104,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.53 to $80.94. The median hourly rate was $50.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $48.16 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.99.

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


Top Virginia 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,440 $90,180
Richmond, VA 850 $103,200
Lynchburg, VA 350 $119,760
Roanoke, VA 270 $74,110
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 210 $103,300
Charlottesville, VA 150 $101,820
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 $96,500
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 40 $84,930

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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