Industrial Electrician Salary

Industrial Electricians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.46 per hour. In the world of Industrial Electricians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $86K. Geography and experience level 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. Most Industrial Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,763 - $96,615
$40K
$62K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,745
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$17.21 - $32.85
$17
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,763 - $96,615  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $6,792  
Profit Sharing
$0.35 - $9,696  
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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$38,546 - $85,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $32.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.61 - $49.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.33 - $6,792  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.35 - $9,696  
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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$38,546 - $85,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 728

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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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Industrial Electricians' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Automation Technician. Median pay for Automation Technicians is $53K.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Industrial Electricians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Industrial Hydraulics, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Equipment Installation. For most people, competency in Controls indicates knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Industrial Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Industrial Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Industrial Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Industrial Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 304 salaries. An Industrial Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 268 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,911

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

Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Industrial Electricians, 18 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+10 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Industrial Electricians in Tulsa report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (17 percent lower) and Little Rock (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Industrial Electrician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
▲17%


▲2%



National Average
$57,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼1%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%
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