Electrician - Certified Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Certified Electricians earn an average of $22.89 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — approximately two in five — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Most Certified Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,778 - $99,227
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$99K
MEDIAN: $47,858
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $35.32
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$29,778 - $99,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$31,739 - $86,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $35.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.13  
Overtime
$19.32 - $59.13  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$31,739 - $86,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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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Certified Electricians sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. Certified Electricians go on to become Maintenance Electricians more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $48K. Certified Electricians who move into a Master Electrician role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $56K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Certified Electricians who took the survey. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Residential. Commercial and Residential are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

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


For many Certified Electricians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Electricians make a median salary of $52K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $62K.

Electrician - Certified Advice

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

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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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

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

Commercial
0%

National Average
$51,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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