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Industrial Electrician Salary

A sizeable majority of Industrial Electricians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.43 per hour. In the world of Industrial Electricians, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $8K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Industrial Electricians. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,683 - $85,190
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,072
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$15.91 - $32.04
(Median)
$16
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,683 - $85,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,038  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,698  
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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$36,047 - $80,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.91 - $32.04  
   
Overtime
$22.75 - $48.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,698  
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).
)
$36,047 - $80,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 860

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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 $51K.

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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician


Survey results suggest that Industrial Electricians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 8 percent. Most people experienced in 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 many Industrial Electricians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Industrial Electricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Detroit is home to an above-average pay rate for Industrial Electricians, 22 percent higher than the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+21 percent) and Milwaukee (+12 percent). In Lancaster, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Baltimore (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Industrial Electrician Salaries



National Average
$55,000



Skills That Affect Industrial Electrician Salaries



Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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