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Electrical Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $26.19 per hour. Total cash earnings of Electrical Foremans range from $41K on the low end to $91K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $10K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Electrical Foremans is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,401 - $99,366
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $69,609
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$18.40 - $38.98
(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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,401 - $99,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
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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$40,605 - $91,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.40 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$24.88 - $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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
   
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).
)
$40,605 - $91,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 722
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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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As Electrical Foremans transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Superintendent, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Superintendents on average earn $75K per year. Many Electrical Foremans go on to become Electrician Journeymans or Master Electricians despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $11K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey takers who work as Electrical Foremans report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Commercial, Troubleshooting, and Residential are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Residential, Troubleshooting, and Commercial. 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.


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 $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Electrical Foremans, 48 percent higher than the national average. Electrical Foremans will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+36 percent), San Jose (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Baltimore is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Charlotte and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

Electrical Foreman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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
$60,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Residential
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

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%