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Electrical Engineers in Washington

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8.6% Jobs Projection
$111,730 Median Salary
470 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Washington?

5,650 people worked as Electrical Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,930 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.6% which is similar to nationwide projections.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 470 annual job openings, and 6,980 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $66,820 to $164,790 with $111,730 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.13 to $79.23. The median hourly rate was $53.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $51.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.99.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,060 $116,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,570 $91,280
Kennewick-Richland, WA 310 $110,520
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 260 $86,760
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 $87,530
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 70 $96,880
Walla Walla, WA 50 $95,380

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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