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Electrical Foreman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $26.22 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Electrical Foremans bottoms out near $41K and approaches $89K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,281 - $96,521
(Median)
$42K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,839
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$18.51 - $38.86
(Median)
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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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
$42,281 - $96,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
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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$40,618 - $89,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate 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$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.51 - $38.86  
   
Overtime
$25.06 - $60.84  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
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).
)
$40,618 - $89,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 857

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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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Electrical Foremans do not often transition into Electrical Project Manager roles. The role averages $76K per year. Becoming an Electrical Superintendent is, more often than not, the most common role that Electrical Foremans move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $76K. Another frequent advance is for Electrical Foremans to assume a Master Electrician role; in this role, workers often earn $55K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey results suggest that Electrical Foremans put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, People Management, Commercial, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Residential, Industrial, 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. On average, Electrical Foremans make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Electrical Foremans, New York offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+32 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Nashville Electrical Foremans have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Phoenix and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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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
0%

National Average
$59,000

Commercial
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Industrial
up arrow 8%

Residential
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 26%
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