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Industrial Electrician Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.90 per hour. In the world of Industrial Electricians, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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  
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  
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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers / 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. 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Industrial Electricians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. For Industrial Electricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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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National Average
$54,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Industrial Electricians, Detroit offers exceptional salaries, 71 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Houston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baltimore and Little Rock (9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 148 votes.

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%