Electrical Foreman Salary (United States)

Most Electrical Foremans in the United States are men, earning an average of $25.91 per hour. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $44,457 and peaks near $99,660, incorporates potential for more than $5,050 from bonuses and close to $11,000 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although most have medical coverage and about half have dental coverage, 24 percent claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Electrical Foremans is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Electrical Foreman Salary (?
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$44,457 - $99,660
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MEDIAN: $70,909
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Electrical Foreman Salary (?
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$18.32 - $39.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,457 - $99,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,050  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $11,000  
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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$40,391 - $93,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.32 - $39.69  
   
Overtime
$24.61 - $61.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $11,000  
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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$40,391 - $93,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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Job Description for Electrical Foreman

Electrical foremen are responsible for managing electrical crews during the installation, remodeling, or repair of electrical equipment. This can include upgrading wiring and installing new equipment. The foremen must supervise and ensure that their crews stay on schedule and provide quality work. Electrical foremen must also know how to read electrical plans and should be familiar with current codes for electrical wiring. They are also sometimes expected to help with the actual electrical work. In addition, they are typically responsible for checking over completed work to ensure that it meets the standards of quality required.
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Electrical Foreman Tasks
  • Develop employees by training, motivating, coaching and counseling.
  • Work within the regions and outside business arenas for all electrical equipment used in an electric utility.
  • Work directly with field and office designers in developing a design.
  • Manage personnel, equipment and materials to provide customer satisfaction.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Foreman

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Electrical Foremans who transition into Electrical Project Managers are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $15,911 per year. An Electrician Journeyman role is the most prevalent career advancement for Electrical Foremans, though paychecks actually shrink by $10,908. an Electrical Superintendent position is another common transition for Electrical Foremans; in this role, salaries typically increase by $14,427.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman

Electrical Foremans typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Troubleshooting and Commercial. The majority of those who know Commercial also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Foreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Electrical Foremans with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, pay rises to approximately $55K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $59K after 10 to 20 years. As Electrical Foremans approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $65K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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Austin
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Houston
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National Average
$59,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Sacramento
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Columbus
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Phoenix
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Charlotte
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Nashville
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Home to some of the best pay for Electrical Foremans, New York offers exceptional salaries, 72 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin, where Electrical Foremans typically earn around 36 percent, 20 percent, 15 percent, and 13 percent more than usual. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Electrical Foremans in Tampa earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (-28 percent) and Charlotte (-18 percent).

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries

National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 24%
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