Master Electrician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Master Electricians earn an average of $26.92 per hour. Total cash compensation to Master Electricians ranges from $42K on the lower end to $93K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Although more than half have medical coverage and a little less than one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Master Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,024 - $101,551
$41K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,107
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$19.93 - $38.75
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MEDIAN: $26.92
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$0$101K
Salary $41,024 - $101,551
Bonus $524 - $10,228
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $10,213
Commission $2,000
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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$42,498 - $93,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 368
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $19.93 - $38.75
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $29.35 - $55.80
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $524 - $10,228
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $10,213
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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$42,498 - $93,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,051

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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.

Common Career Paths for Master Electrician


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At the upper end, Master Electricians who move into an Electrical Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Electrical Project Managers is a much higher $76K per year. As Master Electricians progress in their field, many go on to become Maintenance Electricians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $49K. Another common career choice for Master Electricians is to move into an Electrical Supervisor role — this promotion usually pays $70K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Master Electrician


Popular Skills for Master Electrician


Survey results imply that Master Electricians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Industrial are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Troubleshooting, foreman, and MAster Electrician. Most people skilled in Commercial are similarly competent in Project Management and Residential.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Electrician

Pay by Experience for a Master Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 209 salaries. An experienced Master Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 652 salaries. A Master Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 717 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Master Electricians, New York provides a pay rate that is 74 percent greater than the national average. Master Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+41 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Little Rock and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Master Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
52%
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Experience Affects Master Electrician Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼2%

▼9%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Master Electrician Salaries

Operations Management
▲37%

Industrial
▲7%



National Average
$61,000


Controls
▼1%

▼2%


▼5%

MAster Electrician
▼10%

foreman
▼15%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 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
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 30%
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