Electrical Foreman Salary

Electrical Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $26.68 per hour. Total incomes of Electrical Foremans incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $42K and $88K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Most Electrical Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,116 - $99,343
$41K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,276
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$19.20 - $38.66
$19
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$39
MEDIAN: $26.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,116 - $99,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,176  
Profit Sharing
$659 - $9,863  
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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$41,757 - $88,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.20 - $38.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$26.81 - $54.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,176  
   
Profit Sharing
$659 - $9,863  
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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$41,757 - $88,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105

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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

  • Work directly with field and office designers in developing a design.
  • Manage personnel, equipment and materials to provide customer satisfaction.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Foreman


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For Electrical Foremans, progressing to an Electrical Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Electrical Project Manager can earn $76K annually. Given that the median pay is $44K, it may be surprising to find that an Electrician is the most common role for Electrical Foremans to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Electrical Superintendent role — which pays $76K — is also typical for Electrical Foremans, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Foreman


Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $99K.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Industrial, foreman, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Residential also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Commercial also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Foreman

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Electrical Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 597 salaries. An Electrical Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 434 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,927

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Electrical Foremans, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Boston (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Tampa Electrical Foremans earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (22 percent less) and Phoenix (16 percent less).

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Key Stats for Electrical Foreman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲18%

Industrial
▲14%

foreman
▲10%

Leadership
▲5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲2%


FIRE ALARM
▲1%

National Average
$61,000

ELECTRICAL
▼1%

▼2%




▼8%

Electrician
▼9%

Blueprints
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 29%
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