Pay for Entry-Level Electricians sits in the ballpark of $16.14 per hour. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Electricians varies from around $25K to approximately $61K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $52K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,260 - $76,109
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$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $43,906
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$11.42 - $25.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,260 - $76,109  
   
Bonus
$149.40 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $52,381  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$24,537 - $60,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $25.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.38  
Overtime
$16.30 - $37.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$149.40 - $4,027  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $52,381  
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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$24,537 - $60,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,542

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,706

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Electricians that is 37 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+36 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Phoenix and Denver (13 percent lower).

Electrician Advice

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

Electrician in Green River:
"Work schedule."
Work hard, give 150 percent all of the time and consideration to the needs of your employer at all times.

Electrician in Jacksonville:
"Read Everything."
A career in the Electrical field, weather as a technician or an engineer, benefits most quickly by building strong research habits. One must be able to decipher a myriad of terms and symbols to understand how to work on an accessory or component; not being limited to only understanding what they are working on, but how to work on it. Reading correctly will enable time saved on parts ordered, or steps taken when completing a specific task or project.

Electrician in St. Louis:
"That it had more equal opportunities to learn and make more."
Electricians get low pay and there is nearly no opportunity for good employment.

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.

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Industrial
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 15%

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 8%



Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$37,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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