Electrician - Certified Salary

Men make up the majority of Certified Electricians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.70 per hour. For the most part, Certified Electricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,988 - $100,181

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$14.88 - $35.11

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,988 - $100,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
Total Pay (?
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$31,238 - $83,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $55.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
   
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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$31,238 - $83,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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. More often than not, a Maintenance Electrician role is the next step for Certified Electricians moving up in the field. Pay for Maintenance Electricians is usually $48K. Many Certified Electricians choose to take on a Master Electrician role instead, where salaries are typically $55K.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Electricians report a focused set of job skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Residential. Experience with Commercial is often linked with knowledge of Residential.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000

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

Commercial
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 41%
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