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Industrial Electrician Salary

Men make up the majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $23.49 per hour. Total cash compensation to Industrial Electricians bottoms out near $36K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Industrial Electricians. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,669 - $85,309
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,205
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$15.89 - $32.02
(Median)
$16
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,669 - $85,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,092  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,231  
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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$36,152 - $81,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $32.02  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $48.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,092  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,231  
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).
)
$36,152 - $81,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 876
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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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For Industrial Electricians, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Industrial Electricians earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Automation Technician.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Survey results show that Industrial Electricians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. 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.


For many Industrial Electricians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $53K. Industrial Electricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Industrial Electricians in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+21 percent) and Milwaukee (+11 percent). In Lancaster, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Cincinnati (14 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



Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
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: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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