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Electrical engineer salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Electrical Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

below national average
Average $90,581
Low $61,271
High $133,912
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a electrical engineer is $90,581 per year in Chicago, IL. 150 salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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Top companies for Electrical Engineers in Chicago, IL

  1. Burns & McDonnell
    321 reviews12 salaries reported
    $92,364per year
  2. $75,680per year
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Highest paying cities for Electrical Engineers near Chicago, IL

  1. Saint Charles, IL
    $113,785 per year
    47 salaries reported
  2. Lisle, IL
    $107,128 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Elgin, IL
    $97,753 per year
    46 salaries reported
  1. Oak Brook, IL
    $97,189 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Chillicothe, IL
    $94,263 per year
    24 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $90,581 per year
    150 salaries reported
  1. Lake Villa, IL
    $84,086 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Rockford, IL
    $77,600 per year
    80 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $76,652 per year
    56 salaries reported
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Where can an Electrical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Electrical Engineers

Top skills
Systems Analysis
Top fields of study
Architectural Engineering Degree
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
28 jobs47
696 jobs1,271
19 jobs25
130 jobs271
197 jobs278
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Most common benefits for Electrical Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 626 ratings

59% of Electrical Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?


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Average $104,044 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Electrical Engineer

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