Industrial Electrician Salary

Men account for the majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.06 per hour. Total incomes of Industrial Electricians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $37K and $83K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Industrial Electricians is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,113 - $87,180
(Median)
$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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90%

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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 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


Professional skills reported by Industrial Electricians are few in number. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Controls are also skilled 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.


For Industrial Electricians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably 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 who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,563

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For Industrial Electricians, Indianapolis provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Industrial Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+20 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Industrial Electricians in Atlanta make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in 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

Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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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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