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Commercial Electrician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Commercial Electricians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.83 per hour nationwide. Roughly a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and around two in five claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$38,072 - $83,838
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MEDIAN: $52,755
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$14.05 - $33.02
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,072 - $83,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,954 - $77,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $33.02  
   
Overtime
$20.37 - $50.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,954 - $77,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
United States (change)

Job Description for Commercial Electrician

Commercial electricians are responsible for installing and maintaining electrical devices in commercial buildings, including field service calls. They are employed by a variety of companies and organizations, but primarily by utility companies. Commercial electricians must be professionally-trained via a technical or trade school or a professional organization, and many states have additional requirements, including a drug screen, background check, and driving record, as electricians generally operate a company/state vehicle. Generally, those in this position have at least seven years of experience in electrical work.

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Commercial Electrician Tasks

  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair material handling equipment.
  • Support customers by effectively interfacing with customer and office in repairing equipment as needed.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding required repairs and maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Electrician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Commercial Electricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $53K.

Experience Affects Commercial Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 32%