Electrical Foreman Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $26.69 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Electrical Foremans stretch from $42K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,266 - $100,299
$40K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,895
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$19.23 - $38.41
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MEDIAN: $26.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,266 - $100,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,116  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
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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$41,677 - $87,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.23 - $38.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$26.81 - $55.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
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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$41,677 - $87,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,029
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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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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. Electrical Foremans go on to become Electricians more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $44K. Electrical Foremans who move into an Electrical Superintendent role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $76K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Foreman


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc offers the most; Electrical Foremans earn $99K on average there.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Electrical Foremans seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 19 percent. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Residential also typically command lower compensation. 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.


For Electrical Foremans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. On average, Electrical Foremans make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,693

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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 (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Electrical Foremans in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 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 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲19%

Industrial
▲14%

foreman
▲10%

Leadership
▲6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲3%


FIRE ALARM
▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%


ELECTRICAL
▼1%



▼8%

Electrician
▼9%

Blueprints
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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