Entry-Level Electrician Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Electrician is $15.47 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Solar Energy / Solar Power, and Electronic Troubleshooting.
Entry-Level Electrician Total Pay (?
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$23,839 - $71,474
(Median)
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31K
40K
52K
71K
MEDIAN: $40,431
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Entry-Level Electrician Total Pay (?
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$10.59 - $25.51
(Median)
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26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,839 - $71,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,943  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $41,000  
Commission
$294.79 - $18,313  
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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$23,236 - $61,525  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.59 - $25.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.08  
Overtime
$15.10 - $37.54  
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 - $1,943  
   
Commission
$294.79 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $41,000  
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).
)
$23,236 - $61,525  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
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Pay Difference By Location

Portland
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San Jose
up arrow 34%
Houston
up arrow 20%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
Nashville
up arrow 16%
New York
up arrow 14%
Sacramento
up arrow 11%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
National Average
$35,000
Dallas
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Columbus
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Kansas City
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Pittsburgh
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Orlando
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Electrician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 35%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 19%
Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 13%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%
Maintenance
up arrow 9%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Commercial
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Residential
up arrow 7%

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Gender

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Male
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 40%
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