Electrical Contractor Salary
The average pay for an Electrical Contractor is $38.09 per hour. A skill in Commercial is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
|Salary||$41,092 - $122,292|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $10,161|
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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).)
|$38,573 - $152,296|
|Hourly Rate||$15.89 - $74.50|
|Overtime||$20.38 - $73.97|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $10,161|
|Total Pay (||$38,573 - $152,296|
Job Description for Electrical Contractor
An electrical contractor designs electrical systems and installs them. This includes lighting, communications systems, and power systems. Some things that might be installed are motors, generators, switches, wires, batteries, and transformers. This is often performed in commercial environments, but can also be performed in new residences.Read More...
Electricians may also make modifications to existing systems, in order to make them more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Troubleshooting may be necessary, in order to install the system correctly. The electrical contractor may have to address problems that are encountered with the electrical system and remedy them when necessary. Care must be taken in order to make sure that jobs are carried out in a safe and effective manner. The use of hand tools is necessary. An electrical contractor often owns his or her own business and may employ other electricians.
An exam may have to be taken prior to becoming an electrician or electrical contractor. An electrical contractor will often have had several years of experience as an electrician. The contractor will have completed a course of study related to electrician work, along with an apprenticeship. Some of the work in this job is done outdoors, and the electrician may be subjected to uncomfortable conditions, such as extreme heat. Customer service skills are important, in order for customers to give references and to return for future work. Formal education, such as a degree from a technical school, may be required. Current and valid state licensing is usually needed.
Electrical Contractor Tasks
- Identify, develop and maintain customer relationships with current and prospective general contracting customers.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal customers.
- Oversee the tracking of all projects that are designated for bidding or presentation.
- Attend industry association meetings as a means of networking with the customer base and other industry professionals.
- Lead the process of identifying, forecasting and developing electrical construction opportunities.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Contractor
Pay by Experience for an Electrical Contractor has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Contractor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Contractor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Electrical Contractor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 57 salaries. An Electrical Contractor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 62 salaries.
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