What does an Electrical Engineer do?

Electrical engineers are responsible for the design, development, and testing of electrical devices and equipment. This includes communication systems or power generators and motors and navigation systems as well as electrical systems within automotive and aircraft industries. Electrical engineers oversee the manufacture of these devices, systems, and equipment.

Electrical engineers design, maintain, implement or improve upon electrical instruments, facilities, components, equipment products, or systems. They perform various engineering tasks by operating computer assisted design or engineering software and equipment. They meet with customers, engineers, and other relevant parties and discuss the existing or potential engineering products and projects and ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. They also estimate the material, labor, and construction costs, and assist in budget preparation. They supervise and train project team members and work with various technicians. Electrical engineers need a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited school and license as a professional engineer. They also need knowledge of the applicable codes related to electrical engineering and proficiency in design and calculation software.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
35%
5 - 7
28%
8+
27%

Common Skill Sets

AutoCAD
CAD Software
Revit
Cost Estimates
FPGA
Security Clearance
PLC
Interface

Electrical Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Electrical Engineer
A$85,000/yr
Electronics Engineer
3% made the transition
Research Engineer
8% made the transition
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Electrical Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

A$85,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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A$63K
Median: A$85K
A$130K
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