Career Profile

Electrical Engineers

Education Bachelor's degree
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $110,900
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.

General Information

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Electrical Engineers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 59 openings per year are projected for Electrical Engineers.


Employment Change

Employment for Electrical Engineers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 16.3% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $53.32/hour. Entry level workers are paid $37.69, while experienced workers are paid $61.14. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 559 Electrical Engineers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 650.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Electrical Engineers are Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, and Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Electrical Engineers include Engineering and Technology, Computers and Electronics, and Design.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Electrical Engineers is Postgraduate degree. 87% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET