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Entry-Level Electrician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Electricians sits in the ballpark of $15.82 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,227 - $73,292
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $40,694
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90%

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$10.92 - $26.01
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,227 - $73,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $40,725  
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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$23,721 - $61,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $26.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.63  
Overtime
$15.24 - $38.90  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
   
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $40,725  
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).
)
$23,721 - $61,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,419

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Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Electricians, 26 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+25 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Nashville (+14 percent). Entry-Level Electricians in Kansas City earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Denver and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Electrician Advice

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

Electrician in Shelton:
"The Economy Is A Grave Factor In Work Availability."
Wait 5 to 10 years and get into computer type of employment instead. Even boat repair but not housing related and even commercial work is still low in pay as the market has been flooded by the residential electricians.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Electrician Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 36%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Troubleshooting
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Commercial
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Electrician
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 40%
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