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Commercial Electrician Salary (United States)

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Commercial Electricians earn an average of $20.00 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Commercial Electricians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Commercial Electrician Salary (?
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$38,601 - $77,962
(Median)
39K
62K
78K
MEDIAN: $51,056
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Commercial Electrician Salary (?
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$14.04 - $31.73
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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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Commercial Electricians make a median salary of $49K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $53K. The largest share of Commercial Electricians have 10 to 20 years of experience, followed by those with one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.
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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%