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Commercial Electrician Salary

Men make up the majority of Commercial Electricians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.41 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,794 - $87,429
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,321
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90%

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$14.35 - $33.98
(Median)
$14
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,794 - $87,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$30,790 - $79,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $33.98  
   
Overtime
$20.37 - $47.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$30,790 - $79,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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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.

Common Career Paths for Commercial Electrician


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Commercial Electricians often end up in upper-level roles like Electrical Estimator. Electrical Estimators bring home $55K annually on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Electrician

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


Commercial Electricians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.

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Experience Affects Commercial Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 28%
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