Industrial Electrician Salary

Male Industrial Electricians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $23.56 per hour in the United States. In the world of Industrial Electricians, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $7K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Work is enjoyable for Industrial Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,239 - $82,517

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$15.80 - $32.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,239 - $82,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,034 - $7,341  
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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$36,271 - $80,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $32.23  
   
Overtime
$22.66 - $48.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,034 - $7,341  
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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$36,271 - $80,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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Job Description for Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians perform a variety of functions related to electrical controls, equipment, and wiring in an industrial plant or worksite. Their work may involve testing, troubleshooting, installation, and repair of the electrical components. In addition, they read and interpret blueprints and specifications, as well as remain current on electrical code specifications for the area.

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Industrial Electrician 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.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Industrial Electricians who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Controls are similarly competent in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Electrician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Industrial Electricians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Industrial Electricians that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+21 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Columbus (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Lancaster, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Tampa and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$55,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries


Controls
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$55,000

Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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