Electrical Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $26.39 per hour. Total cash compensation for Electrical Foremans runs from $41K to $89K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,689 - $97,071
(Median)
$43K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,676
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$18.82 - $38.95
(Median)
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,689 - $97,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,332  
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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$41,039 - $89,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.82 - $38.95  
   
Overtime
$25.62 - $60.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,332  
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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$41,039 - $89,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 918
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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 median salary for Electrical Project Managers is $76K per year. The most common promotion for Electrical Foremans is Electrical Superintendent, a position that typically pays $76K annually. Another standard transition for Electrical Foremans seeking advancement is to assume a Master Electrician role, where pay is often $55K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Electrical Foremans report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Commercial, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential, Industrial, and Troubleshooting. Those familiar with Commercial also tend to 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $55K. Electrical Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Electrical Foremans who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrical Foremans, 45 percent above the national average. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Tampa Electrical Foremans have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baltimore and Nashville (29 percent lower and 23 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries



National Average
$60,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

People Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$60,000



Industrial
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Residential
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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