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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 $26.17 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation for Electrical Foremans runs from $41K to $90K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Electrical Foremans is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,383 - $96,848
(Median)
$42K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,444
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$18.43 - $39.05
(Median)
$18
$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
$42,383 - $96,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,025  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $10,406  
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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$40,510 - $89,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.43 - $39.05  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $60.53  
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 - $5,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $10,406  
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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$40,510 - $89,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 833

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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 the average salary is $76K), this progression is not the norm. An Electrical Superintendent role is the most common promotion for Electrical Foremans moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $75K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Electrical Foremans is a Master Electrician position, where earnings are usually $55K.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Electrical Foremans seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, People Management, Troubleshooting, and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Residential, Industrial, and Commercial. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $53K. Electrical Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Electrical Foremans that is 46 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrical Foremans will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+33 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Electrical Foremans in Nashville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, 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

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%


Industrial
up arrow 8%

Residential
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%