Industrial Electrician Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Industrial Electricians in the in the United States, bringing in about $22.90 per hour. Overall cash income ranges from $38,442 near the bottom to $88,459) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $4,800 from bonuses and $8,170 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Industrial Electrician Salary (?
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$38,442 - $88,459
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MEDIAN: $58,888
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Industrial Electrician Salary (?
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$15.81 - $31.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,442 - $88,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,170  
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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$36,155 - $80,494  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $31.75  
   
Overtime
$22.74 - $47.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,170  
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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$36,155 - $80,494  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 712
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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 report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 9 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. 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.
In most cases, Industrial Electricians can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, pay rises to approximately $51K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $55K. Salary increase slows as Industrial Electricians pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $59K. The majority of Industrial Electricians have only more than 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with one to 10 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with 10 to 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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Milwaukee
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Houston
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Columbus
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National Average
$54,000
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Baltimore
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For Industrial Electricians, working in the bustling city of Detroit has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Houston (+11 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Baltimore (-9 percent) and Little Rock (-2 percent).

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$54,000

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
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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