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Electrician - Certified Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Certified Electricians earn an average of $21.84 per hour. Although a little over a half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most Certified Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,951 - $100,945
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$100K
MEDIAN: $43,193
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$14.28 - $34.99
(Median)
$14
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,951 - $100,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$30,117 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $34.99  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $54.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$30,117 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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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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It's not very common for Certified Electricians to move on to become Construction Project Managers. Average pay for a Construction Project Manager is $70K annually. More often, however, Certified Electricians go on to become Maintenance Electricians or Master Electricians.

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Certified Electricians only 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. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $45K. Certified Electricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electrician - Certified Salaries


National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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%
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