Electrical Foreman Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States. People in this role can an average of earn $25.91 per hour nationwide. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although most have medical coverage and about half have dental coverage, about one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Foremans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Electrical Foreman Salary (?
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$44,457 - $99,660
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100K
MEDIAN: $70,909
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Electrical Foreman Salary (?
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$18.32 - $39.69
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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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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Though some Electrical Foremans move into positions like Electrical Project Manager (where salaries climb a $15,911), this progression is not the norm. The most common career progression for Electrical Foremans leads to becoming an Electrician Journeyman, which actually results in a pay cut of $10,908. However, many Electrical Foremans also opt to become an Electrical Superintendent, a move that typically includes a raise of $14,427.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman

Electrical Foremans typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Troubleshooting and Commercial. Most people 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.
In most cases, Electrical Foremans can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. New salaries start at $46K and reach $55K in five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $59K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Electrical Foremans after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $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
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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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For Electrical Foremans, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 72 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin, top-paying cities where Electrical Foremans see paychecks higher than average (+36 percent, +20 percent, +15 percent, and +13 percent). Electrical Foremans in Tampa make 31 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Nashville and Charlotte (-28 percent and -18 percent, respectively).

Electrical Foreman Advice

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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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$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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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%