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Entry-Level Electrician Salary

Entry-Level Electricians pull down an average of $15.85 per hour. Most Entry-Level Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two in five lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and close to two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,378 - $72,134
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,528
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$10.93 - $25.98
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,378 - $72,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $40,725  
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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$23,782 - $62,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $25.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.63  
Overtime
$15.30 - $39.10  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
   
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $40,725  
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).
)
$23,782 - $62,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,354

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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Entry-Level Electricians in Portland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Nashville (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kansas City. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (16 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Electrician Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 38%

Project Management
up arrow 17%

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

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

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 229 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

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