Entry-Level Electrical Technician Salary

For Entry-Level Electrical Technicians, hourly average wages total $17.85 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $59K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Electrical Technicians spread between $25K and $62K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$25,093 - $66,844
$25K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,530
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50%
90%

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$11.98 - $25.64
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,093 - $66,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $58,723  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$25,195 - $61,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$19.42 - $38.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $58,723  
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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$25,195 - $61,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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Electrical Technician Advice

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

Electrical Technician in West Palm Beach:
"Pay Raises."
If you are promised a raise after 3 years of employment with a company based on your performance within that time frame, get it in writing.

Electrical Technician in Bellingham:
"How Important Is Technology."
Keeping up with all the new technologies and future technologies are what separates normal from exceptional technicians.

Electrical Technician in Tulsa:
"Be Safe And Pay Attention To Detail."
Working with high voltage is not as easy as it sounds. It can get you killed unless you pay attention to your surroundings and details. Sometimes it is difficult to troubleshoot welding machines and get them repaired but when you finally flip the switch and it does what it is supposed to, it can give you a high better than any drug or alcohol. And there is also a reward in knowing that I can efficiently do something most others cannot. With this comes the responsibility of keeping others around me safe including when a reworked machine is installed in that if it is not installed properly it could get someone hurt or killed. I also have the responsibility of supervising others on the floor to make sure things are cared for efficiently and in a timely manner. This too is rewarding in it's self when my crew carries out my requests with a smile.

Electrical Technician in Myrtle Beach:
"Money Is Not Everything."
Learn to do your job at the highest level so you are in demand and can go to work for anyone looking for a professional. Even when you have a manager that is incompetent at his job if you are good at yours you can go anywhere and are not stuck sticking with a stressful working situation.

Key Stats for Electrical Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Electrical Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲9%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲5%

Troubleshooting
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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