Electrician - Certified Salary

Male Certified Electricians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.40 per hour in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,047 - $99,955
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$100K
MEDIAN: $44,769
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90%

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$14.64 - $34.95
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$29,047 - $99,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,986  
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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$30,865 - $82,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $34.95  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $54.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,986  
   
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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$30,865 - $82,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Certified Electricians sometimes become Construction Project Managers, where the average income is $70K per year. The most common career progression for Certified Electricians leads to becoming a Maintenance Electrician, where pay is typically $48K. However, many Certified Electricians also opt to become Master Electricians, a position that pays $55K on average.

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Typical Certified Electricians report a focused set of job skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Residential. Commercial and Residential are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician - Certified

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


Certified Electricians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. For Certified Electricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $60K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

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


National Average
$49,000


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
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 42%
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