Industrial Electrician Salary

A sizeable majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.51 per hour. In the world of Industrial Electricians, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The majority of Industrial Electricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,650 - $83,478
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,002
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$15.86 - $32.23
(Median)
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,650 - $83,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,073  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $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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$36,032 - $81,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.86 - $32.23  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $48.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $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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$36,032 - $81,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 888
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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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Many Industrial Electricians move into an Automation Technician role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Automation Technicians on average bring in a similar salary to Industrial Electricians.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Survey results imply that Industrial Electricians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Most people familiar with 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Industrial Electricians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Industrial Electricians, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+21 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Milwaukee (+11 percent), and Columbus (+8 percent). Lancaster is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Tampa and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$55,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries



Systems Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$55,000

Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
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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