Entry-Level Electrician Salary

An average Entry-Level Electrician can expect to take home roughly $16.41 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Electricians bottoms out near $25K and approaches $61K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $50K from profit sharing. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Most Entry-Level Electricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,051 - $77,662
$24K
$45K
$78K
MEDIAN: $45,250
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$11.70 - $25.36
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MEDIAN: $16.41
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$0$77K
Salary $24,051 - $77,662
Bonus $149.20 - $3,993
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $50,335
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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$24,837 - $61,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 441
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $25.36
Hourly Tips $0.88
Overtime $16.54 - $37.52
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $149.20 - $3,993
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $50,335
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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$24,837 - $61,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,570

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,629

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Electricians, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Electricians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+32 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Entry-Level Electricians in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Phoenix and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Electrician Advice

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

Electrician in Prosper:
"Amount of travel."
Do your best. Do not strive for mediocrity.

Electrician in Miami Beach:
"New workers."
Be patient, follow directions, and work hard.

Electrician in Richmond:
"Maintenance for the facilities of the city."
Be safe and learn as much about your craft.

Electrician in Beloit:
"The Learning process never stop."
Never get to comfortable on the job because your life is in your hands and anyone else you maybe working with. The learning process never stop because technology is forever changing. If you can go to as many training classes that is offered. Remember that safety is number one priority. Don't take shortcuts because usually you create additional problems you didn't address when taking the time to get get right the first time. It's okay to ask questions if you not sure of what you're doing. KNOWLEDGE is power so keep learning as much as you can while still working.

Electrician in Canton:
"More math."
Mathematical education is key.

Electrician in Rancho Cucamonga:
"What are the benifits."
Stay with it.

Electrician in Tallahassee:
"How contractors were going to treat their employees."
Go north of the maisons Dixon line travel to make money.

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Industrial
▲17%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲12%

Solar Energy / Solar Power
▲10%

Project Management
▲6%

ELECTRICAL
▲6%


▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼1%

Troubleshooting
▼2%

▼4%

pipe bending
▼6%

▼9%

Electrician
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 45%
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