Electrical Foreman Salary

Male Electrical Foremans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $26.42 per hour in the United States. Cash earnings for Electrical Foremans — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $88K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — close to one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,966 - $97,382
(Median)
$43K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,030
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$18.92 - $38.51
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$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,966 - $97,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $12,000  
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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$41,164 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.92 - $38.51  
   
Overtime
$25.84 - $58.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $12,000  
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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$41,164 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,074
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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 $77K annually. Going from Electrical Foreman to Electrical Superintendent is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $76K. Many others choose to work as Master Electricians, where pay is typically $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Foreman


M.C. Dean, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $81K.

Electric Co. offers the least pay with a median salary of $49K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $69K.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Electrical Foremans seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Leadership, ELECTRICAL, FIRE ALARM, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential, Electrician, and Troubleshooting. 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. Electrical Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,495

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

Home to some of the best pay for Electrical Foremans, New York offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Electrical Foremans in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Charlotte (25 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 17%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 11%

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 7%

People Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Industrial
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Electrician
up arrow 12%

Residential
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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