10 Countries With The Highest Electrical (Electronics) Engineer Salaries In The World

(Last Updated On: September 9, 2019)

Electrical engineering is a technical discipline concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. They work in a wide range of industries whereby their skills are required. They are concerned with large scale electrical systems such as motor control and power transmission. Here are the top 10 countries with the highest paid electrical engineers.

1. Canada

Average Salary – $115,000

Electrical engineers working in the oil and gas sector which is one of the biggest industries in the country are paid significantly higher than those in the manufacturing. They get paid between CA$130,000 – CA$160,000 once they attain over 10 years of experience. Those in the manufacturing sector with over 10 years of experience get paid CA$90,000 and above.

2. South Korea

Average Salary – $102,000

A very experienced electrical engineer based in Seoul can make over KRW 10 million a month while those with limited experience can start with a salary of between KRW 50 million to KRW 80 million annually.

3. United States

Average Salary – $100,000

Newly minted graduates in electrical engineering make around $73,000 right out of the gate and this rises to around $100,000 a year once one is able to get over 10 years of experience. The top earners in the industry are able to make $122,000 yearly on average. Some of the top paying states are Alaska, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and Massachusetts.

4. Switzerland

Average Salary – $100,000

The average salary of an experienced elec engineers based in Zurich is around CHF100,000

5. Australia

Average Salary – $96,000

An electrical engineer working at a large company in the mining sector gets paid between AU$100,000 to AU$165,000.

6. Japan

Average Salary – $84,000

The average yearly salary of an electrical engineer wit over 7 years of experience in Japan is between 7.5 million Yen and 10 million Yen.

7. Germany

Average Salary – $81,000

An electronics engineer with over 15 years of experience is able to make around €73,000 per year. Those based in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg and Bremen.

8. Norway

Average Salary – $80,000

An electrical engineer based in Norway gets around 400,000 NOK a year as a starting salary and this rises to around 700,000 NOK once one is able to gain over a decade of work experience.

9. Belgium

Average Salary – $80,000

The average starting salary is around €3,000 per month and this rises up to €72,000 a year one gains more experience plus works for bigger companies.

10. United Kingdom

Average Salary – $75,000

Graduate salaries usually start at around £24,000 to £28,000 annually and once they become senior experienced engineers they can make between £35,000 to £60,000. Chartered engineers can earn as high as £85,000.