Commercial Electrician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Commercial Electricians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.59 per hour nationwide. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,474 - $88,321
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$88K
MEDIAN: $57,391
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50%
90%

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$14.23 - $34.04
(Median)
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,474 - $88,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$30,690 - $79,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $34.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$15.00  
Overtime
$20.64 - $47.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$30,690 - $79,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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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Commercial Electricians who become Electrical Estimators position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $56K per year.

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Job skills reported by Commercial Electricians are limited. Troubleshooting and Electronic Equipment Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Equipment Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Electrician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Commercial Electrician Advice

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Commercial Electrician in Youngstown:
"How long it takes to climb the so called corporate ladder."
Listen. Your foreman will be your best source of on the job training. Never be afraid of asking questions. The one you don't ask may be the most important.

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Experience Affects Commercial Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Commercial Electrician Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

National Average
$47,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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