Men make up the majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.36 per hour. Incomes of Industrial Electricians vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $7K cause paychecks to spread between $38K on the low end and $84K on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Industrial Electricians. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,319 - $90,657
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MEDIAN: $59,834
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$16.86 - $32.74
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MEDIAN: $24.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,319 - $90,657  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,147  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,397  
Total Pay (?
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$37,668 - $84,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.86 - $32.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.19 - $50.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,397  
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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$37,668 - $84,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 771

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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

  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding required repairs and maintenance.
  • Support customers by effectively interfacing with customer and office in repairing equipment as needed.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair material handling equipment.

Common Career Paths for Industrial Electrician


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Industrial Electricians who go on to become Automation Technicians may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Automation Technician, an upper-level role, pays $52K.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, Controls, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Equipment Installation. Those educated in Controls tend to be well versed 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.


Industrial Electricians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. 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 $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,586

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With a pay rate for Industrial Electricians that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Industrial Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Indianapolis (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Tulsa Industrial Electricians have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Tampa and 12 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Industrial Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries





Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$57,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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