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Industrial Electrician Salary

Men make up the majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $23.03 per hour. Cash earnings for Industrial Electricians — including $5K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $80K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Industrial Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$38,824 - $87,764
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MEDIAN: $58,725
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$15.81 - $31.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,824 - $87,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,857  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $8,027  
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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$36,537 - $80,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $31.53  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $47.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,857  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $8,027  
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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$36,537 - $80,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 780
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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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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 5 percent and 9 percent. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. On average, Industrial Electricians make $56K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $59K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Industrial Electricians in Detroit enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 69 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent) and Milwaukee (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baltimore and Little Rock (9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries




Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%