Industrial Electricians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.42 per hour. Overall incomes of Industrial Electricians generally bottom out at around $38K and peak near $84K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Industrial Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,752 - $88,670
$40K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,266
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$16.77 - $32.65
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,752 - $88,670  
   
Bonus
$486.05 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,297  
Total Pay (?
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$37,710 - $83,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $32.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.41 - $49.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.05 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,297  
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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$37,710 - $83,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 757

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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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As Industrial Electricians make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Automation Technician position pays around the same amount as the Industrial Electrician job on average.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Survey results suggest that Industrial Electricians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Equipment Installation. Most people experienced in Controls also know 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 Industrial Electricians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Industrial Electricians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,437

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

With a pay rate for Industrial Electricians that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Indianapolis (+11 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Lancaster, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Dallas (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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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 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries


Controls
up arrow 3%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$56,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 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
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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