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.

$41,092 - $122,292
$41K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,046
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50%
90%

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$15.89 - $74.50
$16
$38
$74
MEDIAN: $38.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$41,092 - $122,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$197,739  
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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$38,573 - $152,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $74.50  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$197,739  
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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$38,573 - $152,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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.

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Electrical Contractor

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
52%
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Experience Affects Electrical Contractor Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼52%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 57%
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