Electrical Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $26.42 per hour. Total cash compensation for Electrical Foremans runs from $41K to $88K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,966 - $97,382
(Median)
$43K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,030
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$18.92 - $38.51
(Median)
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,966 - $97,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $12,000  
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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$41,164 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.92 - $38.51  
   
Overtime
$25.84 - $58.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $12,000  
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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$41,164 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,074
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Electrical Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $77K annually. 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 $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Foreman


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, M.C. Dean, Inc. offers the most; Electrical Foremans earn $81K on average there.

Employees at Electric Co. take home the smallest paychecks, and $49K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $41K and quickly nearing the top at only $69K.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey results imply that Electrical Foremans deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Leadership, ELECTRICAL, FIRE ALARM, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Residential, Electrician, and Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Electrical Foremans see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,495

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Electrical Foremans that is 42 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 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. Nashville and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 17%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 11%

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 7%

People Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Industrial
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Electrician
up arrow 12%

Residential
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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