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Electrician - Certified Salary

Certified Electricians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $22.06 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — about two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$30,495 - $98,183
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MEDIAN: $48,166
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$14.15 - $34.74
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,495 - $98,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $1,983  
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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$30,451 - $79,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$18.89 - $54.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $1,983  
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).
)
$30,451 - $79,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 423
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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

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

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. However, Certified Electricians typically graduate to Maintenance Electricians or Master Electricians.

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Certified Electricians usually report a few specific skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Residential. It is not unusual for someone who knows Commercial to be familiar with Residential as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Electricians make a median salary of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electrician - Certified Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 40%