Electrician - Certified Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Certified Electricians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.89 per hour nationwide. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,778 - $99,227
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$99K
MEDIAN: $47,858
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $35.32
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$29,778 - $99,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$31,739 - $86,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $35.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.13  
Overtime
$19.32 - $59.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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).
)
$31,739 - $86,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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 promotion for Certified Electricians is a Maintenance Electrician position, which usually brings in $48K a year. Another standard transition for Certified Electricians seeking advancement is to assume a Master Electrician role, where pay is often $56K.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Electricians usually report a few specific skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Residential. Competency in Commercial frequently indicates 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Certified Electricians bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $62K on average.

Electrician - Certified Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Electrician - Certified in Pomona:
"There's nothing I wish I knew. About my job."
Try to find a union or public service job that pays you a pension, that you don't have to contribute into.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

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

Commercial
0%

National Average
$51,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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