Industrial Electrician Salary (United States)

Most Industrial Electricians in the United States are men, earning an average of $22.90 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
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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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  
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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  
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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / 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. Those educated in Controls tend to be well-versed in 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Beginning workers can expect to earn $46K starting out, which grows to $51K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $55K after 10 to 20 years. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Industrial Electricians at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $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

Detroit
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Houston
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National Average
$54,000
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For Industrial Electricians, busy Detroit offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 71 percent above the national average. Industrial Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Houston (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Baltimore and Little Rock earn less than others in this profession; their -9 percent and -2 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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%
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