Electrician - Certified Salary

A sizeable majority of Certified Electricians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.83 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Certified Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and about two in five get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,510 - $82,147
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,713
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$15.26 - $35.93
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$36
MEDIAN: $22.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,510 - $82,147  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$32,535 - $84,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $35.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.13  
Overtime
$23.55 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$481.77 - $12,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$32,535 - $84,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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Job Description for Electrician - Certified

The main job duties for certified electricians are installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. A licensed electrician must be able to read blueprints and technical diagrams. They also must be knowledgeable about the local building codes and regulations, as well as National Electrical Code requirements. These professionals should also be good with their hands and able to use a wide variety of specialized equipment to get the job done. Additionally, certified electricians should be willing and able to teach, as training electrical apprentices is often part of the job.

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Electrician - Certified Tasks

  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding required repairs and maintenance.
  • Support customers by effectively interfacing with customer and office in repairing equipment as needed.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair material handling equipment.

Common Career Paths for Electrician - Certified


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There are some Certified Electricians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are an average $70K annually. The most common career progression for Certified Electricians leads to becoming a Maintenance Electrician, where pay is typically $48K. However, many Certified Electricians also opt to become Master Electricians, a position that pays $57K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Electricians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. On average, Certified Electricians make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $60K on average.

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Q: What is it like working as an Electrician - Certified?

Electrician - Certified in Pomona:
"There's nothing I wish I knew. About my job."
Try to find a union or public service job that pays you a pension, that you don't have to contribute into.

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Key Stats for Electrician - Certified

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Electrician - Certified Salaries

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼6%

Troubleshooting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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