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Entry-Level Electrician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Electricians sits in the ballpark of $15.60 per hour. Some workers in this field — about two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by two in five. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,090 - $70,575
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,268
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$10.74 - $25.71
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,090 - $70,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $40,863  
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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$23,593 - $61,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $25.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$15.04 - $38.31  
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 - $1,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $40,863  
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).
)
$23,593 - $61,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,173
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Electrician Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 40%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Commercial
0%

National Average
$36,000

Residential
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 39%