Electrician - Certified Salary

Men make up the majority of Certified Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $22.75 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and about two-fifths have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Certified Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,510 - $82,147
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,713
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50%
90%

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$15.33 - $35.83
$15
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,510 - $82,147  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$32,858 - $84,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $35.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.13  
Overtime
$23.49 - $50.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$481.77 - $12,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$32,858 - $84,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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

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

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. As Certified Electricians progress in their field, many go on to become Maintenance Electricians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $49K. Another common career choice for Certified Electricians is to move into a Master Electrician role — this promotion usually pays $57K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Certified Electricians. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Certified Electricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,983

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Certified Electricians, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 16 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Electrician - Certified

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Electrician - Certified Salaries

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼5%

Industrial
▼8%

Troubleshooting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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