A Master Electrician earns an average wage of $26.61 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$40,871 - $101,054
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,178
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$19.59 - $39.01
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$20
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$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,871 - $101,054  
   
Bonus
$950 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$5.30 - $14,544  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$41,810 - $94,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.59 - $39.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$28.72 - $53.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$950 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$2,250  
Profit Sharing
$5.30 - $14,544  
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).
)
$41,810 - $94,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065

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Job Description for Master Electrician

The title "master electrician" typically refers to a type of electrician who has achieved mastery of their trade. They usually oversee electrician apprentices and journeymen electricians on residential, industrial, and commercial electrical jobs. Typically, a master electrician schedules jobs in phases during a planning stage and ensure that all needed parts, materials, and components have been ordered in advance for the completion of the job.

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Master Electrician Tasks

  • Perform and interpret power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
  • Install complicated conduit and control systems.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings electrical, mechanical and architectural.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and tools, to locate the cause of a problem.
  • Install, terminate and splice 120/208/240/480 volt cables.

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Pay by Experience Level for Master Electrician

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,418

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Experience Affects Master Electrician Salaries


National Average
$60,000




Skills That Affect Master Electrician Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 39%

Industrial
up arrow 9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Controls
0%

National Average
$60,000

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Commercial
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

MAster Electrician
up arrow 14%

foreman
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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