A sizeable majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $26.66 per hour. Total incomes of Electrical Foremans incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $42K and $87K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by around half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,390 - $99,246
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MEDIAN: $63,774
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$19.28 - $38.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,390 - $99,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,070  
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $8,054  
Total Pay (?
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$41,708 - $87,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.28 - $38.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$27.11 - $55.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $8,054  
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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$41,708 - $87,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,067

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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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As Electrical Foremans transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Project Managers earn $76K on average per year. As Electrical Foremans progress in their field, many go on to become Electricians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $43K. Another common career choice for Electrical Foremans is to move into an Electrical Superintendent role — this promotion usually pays $76K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Foreman


For Electrical Foremans, comfortable salaries can be found at Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $99K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Electrical Foremans seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Industrial, foreman, Leadership, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Residential also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Commercial indicates knowledge of 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,413

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With a pay rate for Electrical Foremans that is 50 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrical Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), New York (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (21 percent lower) and Phoenix (15 percent lower).

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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 175 votes.
040
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



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Industrial
up arrow 13%

foreman
up arrow 10%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 3%

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 2%



National Average
$60,000



Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%


Electrician
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 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: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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