Entry-Level Electrical Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Electrical Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $17.85 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Electrical Technicians stretch from $25K on the lower end to $62K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $33K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Electrical Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,358 - $63,840
$23K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,805
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$12.06 - $26.44
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$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.85
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$0$63K
Salary $23,358 - $63,840
Bonus $0.00 - $5,008
Profit Sharing $5.00 - $33,000
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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$24,766 - $62,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.06 - $26.44
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $15.00 - $38.37
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,008
Profit Sharing $5.00 - $33,000
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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$24,766 - $62,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 266

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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 Suwanee:
"Low compensation."
Always hand am interview to discuss all details before accepting the position.

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 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Electrical Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲2%

Troubleshooting
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 23%
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