Electrical Foreman Salary

Electrical Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $26.39 per hour. Total cash compensation to Electrical Foremans approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Electrical Foremans is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,689 - $97,071
(Median)
$43K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,185
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$18.70 - $38.98
(Median)
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,689 - $97,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,041  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,365  
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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$40,911 - $89,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.70 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$25.56 - $60.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,365  
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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$40,911 - $89,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 907
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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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There are some Electrical Foremans — though it's uncommon — that transition into Electrical Project Managers, where earnings are an average $76K annually. The most common career progression for Electrical Foremans leads to becoming an Electrical Superintendent, where average pay is $76K annually. However, many Electrical Foremans also opt to become Master Electricians. Typically, a Master Electrician brings home $55K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey results imply that Electrical Foremans put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Commercial, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Residential, Industrial, and Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Foremans make a median salary of $61K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrical Foremans, 48 percent above the national average. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Austin (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Electrical Foreman's salary, with Tampa Electrical Foremans earning salaries that are 30 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 29 percent less in Baltimore and 23 percent less in Nashville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries



National Average
$60,000


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Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

People Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$60,000

Commercial
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Industrial
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Residential
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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