Electrician - Certified Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Certified Electricians earn an average of $22.40 per hour. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, just over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Certified Electricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,988 - $100,181
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$100K
MEDIAN: $44,421
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$14.58 - $34.92
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,988 - $100,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,739 - $82,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $54.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$30,739 - $82,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 311
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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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Certified Electricians who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers on average earn $70K per year. A Maintenance Electrician role is the most common promotion for Certified Electricians moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $48K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Certified Electricians is a Master Electrician position, where earnings are usually $55K.

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Certified Electricians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Commercial and Residential are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. Certified Electricians bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Electricians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Electrician - Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

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
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 43%
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