Commercial Electrician Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Commercial Electricians in the United States. People in this role can an average of earn $20.00 per hour nationwide. While some workers in this profession—about a third—do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and 42 percent have dental insurance. Most Commercial Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Commercial Electrician Salary (?
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$38,601 - $77,962
(Median)
39K
62K
78K
MEDIAN: $51,056
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75%
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Commercial Electrician Salary (?
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$14.04 - $31.73
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20
26
32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,601 - $77,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,500  
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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$29,994 - $75,931  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $31.73  
   
Overtime
$19.61 - $48.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,500  
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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$29,994 - $75,931  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Job Description for Commercial Electrician

  • 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.
Pay for Commercial Electricians increases steadily with experience. Salaries start at $34K, which grows to $44K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $49K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Commercial Electricians encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $53K annually. Commercial Electricians with 10 to 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with one to 10 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Experience Affects Commercial Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 32%
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