Electrical Engineering Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Oversees engineering and technical design of electrical engineering projects, such as power plants, telecommunications or microelectronics. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders. Often supervises teams of electrical engineers.
There were 27 Electrical Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1383 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Electrical Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Electrical Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $103,951.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $87,450.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electrical Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,635.
Education and Experience
Posted Electrical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Electrical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||5%|
|3 to 5 years||25%|
|6 to 8 years||18%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electrical Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (39%)
- Planning (29%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
- Microsoft Office (26%)
- Problem Solving (17%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (52%)
- Engineering Management (50%)
- Scheduling (44%)
- Project Management (41%)
- Electrical Engineering (29%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Estimating (16%)
- Project Planning and Development Skills (15%)
- Engineering Design (15%)
- Purchasing (14%)
- Staff Management (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Circuit Design (6%)
- Altium (6%)
- Power Distribution (6%)
- Engineering Activities (5%)
- Electronic Design (5%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Engineering Activities (5%) – marginal value $2,671
- Power Delivery (1%) – marginal value $2,607
- Power Generation (1%) – marginal value $2,585
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Electrical Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Industrial Electrical Project Manager
- Manager, Electrical Engineering
- Chief Engineer
- Engineering Manager Electrical/Power Supply
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Mechanical Engineering Manager
- Product Engineering Manager
- Industrial Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
- Director of Engineering
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Facilities Engineering Manager
- Design Engineering Manager
- Construction Engineering Manager
- Operations Engineering Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Electrical Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Raytheon (46)
- L3Harris (32)
- Rantec Power Systems Incorporated (28)
- Northrop Grumman (26)
- Hireresources A Tailored Solutions Company Wo (25)
- Abb Incorporated (3)
- Northrop Grumman (2)
- Alten Group (1)
- City Rocky Mount (1)
- Columbus Mckinnon Corporation (1)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!