Men make up the majority of Electrical Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $26.82 per hour. In the world of Electrical Foremans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $42K and $87K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. The majority of Electrical Foremans claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,334 - $98,289
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$40K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,108
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$19.29 - $38.34
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$19
$27
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,334 - $98,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,088  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $8,243  
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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$41,750 - $87,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.29 - $38.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$27.16 - $56.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,088  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $8,243  
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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$41,750 - $87,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,030
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Electrical Project Manager, where median compensation is $77K annually. More often than not, an Electrician role is the next step for Electrical Foremans moving up in the field. Pay for Electricians is usually $43K. Many Electrical Foremans choose to take on an Electrical Superintendent role instead, where salaries are typically $76K.

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Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $95K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $43K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $127K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $101K, Electric Co. still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $59K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Electrical Foreman


Survey takers working as Electrical Foremans report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Leadership, foreman, and Industrial are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Residential also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Electrical Foremans do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Foremans make a median salary of $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,316

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

Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Electrical Foremans in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Electrical Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Electrical Foremans in Tampa earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Electrical Foreman Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Foreman Salaries

Team Leadership
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Leadership
up arrow 12%

foreman
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Industrial
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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National Average
$60,000

Commercial
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Electrician
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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