Industrial Electrician Salary

Male Industrial Electricians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.06 per hour in the United States. Total cash compensation to Industrial Electricians approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $83K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,113 - $87,180
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$40K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,770
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$16.49 - $32.58
(Median)
$16
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,113 - $87,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,531  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $7,262  
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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$37,220 - $83,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $32.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$23.48 - $49.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,531  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $7,262  
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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$37,220 - $83,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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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.

Common Career Paths for Industrial Electrician


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As Industrial Electricians transition into upper-level roles like Automation Technicians, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Automation Technicians earn the same amount as Industrial Electricians on average.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Industrial Electricians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Controls indicates knowledge of 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. For Industrial Electricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Industrial Electricians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,563

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Industrial Electricians, busy Indianapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+20 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Industrial Electricians earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (16 percent lower) and Lancaster (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$57,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries


Controls
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National Average
$57,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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