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EE Times 2002 Salary Survey
According to the "EE Times 2002 Salary Survey,"
you're making better money today than you were a year ago. If you happen to still be employed, that is. $89,100 is
the average salary for an electrical engineer this year - up from $82,900 last year. Less than a decade ago, in
1994, the figure was $59,800. For some reason, stock options have lost their attractiveness in the last year ;-).
The average starting salary last year for new grads with a BS degree was just over $50k. Average household income
for an EE with working spouse was $125,038. Man, I must be doing something wrong!