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2021 California Electrical Engineers Salary Guide

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

California Electrical Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$120.8K

Growth

9%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Electrical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $72,010 $90,040 $120,760 $154,580 $184,170
Hourly Wage $34.62 $43.29 $58.06 $74.32 $88.54

How Much Do Electrical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$72,010
$90,040
$120,760
$154,580
$184,170
Hourly Wage
$34.62
$43.29
$58.06
$74.32
$88.54

What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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

Also known as:

Circuits Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Power Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

  • Operate computer systems.
  • Create electrical schematics.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients.
  • Design structures or facilities.
  • Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems.
  • Direct construction activities.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Inspect operational processes.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Design energy-efficient equipment or systems.
  • Design energy production or management equipment or systems.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Prepare project budgets.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Design alternative energy systems.
  • Design energy-efficient equipment or systems.

Electrical Engineers Job Outlook in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 27,000 29,400 9% 2,100
United States 188,000 200,700 7% 13,700

Electrical Engineers Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
27,000
29,400
9%
2,100
United States
188,000
200,700
7%
13,700

Electrical Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Electrical Engineers Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
California Baptist University Electrical and Computer Engineering. Riverside, CA 4 years: 21
California Institute of Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Pasadena, CA 4 years: 15
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 20
More than 4 years: 7
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Electrical and Electronics Engineering. San Luis Obispo, CA 4 years: 130
More than 4 years: 13
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Pomona, CA 4 years: 110
4 years: 5
More than 4 years: 19
California State University-Bakersfield Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Bakersfield, CA 4 years: 26
California State University-Chico Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Chico, CA 4 years: 27
California State University-Fresno Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Fresno, CA 4 years: 43
California State University-Fullerton Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Fullerton, CA 4 years: 74
More than 4 years: 43
California State University-Long Beach Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Long Beach, CA 4 years: 161
4 years: 8
More than 4 years: 29
California State University-Los Angeles Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Los Angeles, CA 4 years: 110
More than 4 years: 34

Electrical Engineers Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Riverside, CA
4 years: 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Pasadena, CA
4 years: 15
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 20
More than 4 years: 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
San Luis Obispo, CA
4 years: 130
More than 4 years: 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Pomona, CA
4 years: 110
4 years: 5
More than 4 years: 19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Bakersfield, CA
4 years: 26
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Chico, CA
4 years: 27
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Fresno, CA
4 years: 43
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Fullerton, CA
4 years: 74
More than 4 years: 43
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Long Beach, CA
4 years: 161
4 years: 8
More than 4 years: 29
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Los Angeles, CA
4 years: 110
More than 4 years: 34

Electrical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
6G Cellular Platform Architect Apple San Diego, California 10/19/2021 Yes
APM Engineer III J&J Family of Companies Irvine, California 10/19/2021 Yes
AppleCare Hardware Test Engineer Apple Cupertino, California 10/19/2021 Yes
Assistant Professor in the field of Hydrology, Water Resources, or closely related area. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, California 10/19/2021 No
Assistant Professor of Computer Science CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, California 10/19/2021 No
Associate Engineer Iteris, Inc. Santa Ana, California 10/18/2021 No
Automation Engineer Actalent Escalon, California 10/19/2021 Yes
Avionics Technician Aerotek Mojave, California 10/19/2021 Yes
Bldg Automation Sys Engineer CBRE Sunnyvale, California 10/19/2021 Yes
Bldg Automation Sys Engineer CBRE San Jose, California 10/19/2021 Yes

Electrical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Apple
San Diego, California
10/19/2021
Yes
J&J Family of Companies
Irvine, California
10/19/2021
Yes
Apple
Cupertino, California
10/19/2021
Yes
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, California
10/19/2021
No
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, California
10/19/2021
No
Iteris, Inc.
Santa Ana, California
10/18/2021
No
Actalent
Escalon, California
10/19/2021
Yes
Aerotek
Mojave, California
10/19/2021
Yes
CBRE
Sunnyvale, California
10/19/2021
Yes
CBRE
San Jose, California
10/19/2021
Yes

Electrical Engineers Salary Guide 2021

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