Entry-Level Electrician Salary

Average Entry-Level Electricians make around $15.85 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Electricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and roughly two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,600 - $72,999

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$10.84 - $25.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,600 - $72,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $40,584  
Total Pay (?
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$23,686 - $61,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $25.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.63  
Overtime
$15.24 - $38.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $40,584  
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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$23,686 - $61,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,638
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Entry-Level Electricians in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+26 percent), Houston (+22 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), and Portland (+18 percent). Kansas City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and Denver (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Electrician Advice

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

Electrician in Phoenix:
"Expect nothing."
New electricians will work at least three times as hard as older electricians or journeyman and receive less than half of the praise, in general. You're expected to WANT to learn the trade, more than just know something. You should be punctual and most importantly teachable.

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Project Management
up arrow 10%

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Maintenance
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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 234 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 40%
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