Electrician - Certified Salary (United States)

Most Electrician - Certifieds in the United States are men, earning an average of $21.96 per hour. Although 39 percent lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and about a third get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Electrician - Certified Salary (?
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$31,414 - $88,081
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,112
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Electrician - Certified Salary (?
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$13.86 - $34.83
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$31,414 - $88,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $2,430  
Total Pay (?
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$30,274 - $79,038  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $34.83  
   
Overtime
$18.64 - $53.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $2,430  
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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$30,274 - $79,038  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Electrician - Certifieds. At the upper end, those who move into a Construction Project Manager role can bring in an extra $21K per year. Becoming a Maintenance Electrician or a Master Electrician is a common transition from an Electrician - Certified role.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Electrician - Certifieds, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Though starting salaries approximate $38K, they climb to $46K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $53K. Electrician - Certifieds who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $59K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Electrician - Certifieds report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$49,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Electrician - Certified Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Residential
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 39%
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