Electrician - Certified Salary

Men account for the majority of Certified Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.62 per hour. The majority of Certified Electricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,102 - $100,465
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$100K
MEDIAN: $44,077
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$14.18 - $34.93
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$14
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,102 - $100,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$30,014 - $81,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $34.93  
   
Overtime
$18.80 - $53.84  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$30,014 - $81,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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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 who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers on average earn $70K per year. A more common career path for Certified Electricians is stepping into the role of Maintenance Electrician or Master Electrician.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Electricians typically report just a few professional skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential. Employees educated in Commercial are typically practiced in Residential, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Certified Electricians. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Certified Electricians bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Electricians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

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


National Average
$47,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 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
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 43%