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Electrical Foreman Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.91 per hour. Cash earnings for Electrical Foremans — including $5K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $93K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Electrical Foremans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on 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  
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  
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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While not commonly seen, Electrical Foremans who transition into an Electrical Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Electrical Project Managers is $75K per year. Electrical Foremans go on to become Electrician Journeymans more often than anything even though typical pay for the role is $49K. Electrical Foremans who move into an Electrical Superintendent role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $74K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman

Electrical Foremans who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Project Management, Commercial, and Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $55K. Electrical Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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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Tampa
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For those looking to make money, Electrical Foremans in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 72 percent above the national average. San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Electrical Foremans earning around 36 percent, 20 percent, 15 percent, and 13 percent more than average. Electrical Foremans in Tampa make 31 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (28 percent less) and Charlotte (18 percent less).

Electrical Foreman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Electrical Foreman in Nashville:
Don't be taken advantage of. You are making them money make them compensate you. If they don't to start they won't any time soon.

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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%