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Master Electrician Salary (United States)

A Master Electrician earns an average wage of $25.36 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 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Master Electrician Salary (?
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$37,196 - $90,594
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,958
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Master Electrician Salary (?
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$18.32 - $38.97
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,196 - $90,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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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$39,033 - $91,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.32 - $38.97  
   
Overtime
$26.20 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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).
)
$39,033 - $91,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,259
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Minneapolis
up arrow 25%
Denver
up arrow 9%
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Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 6%
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Richmond
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National Average
$57,000
Little Rock
up arrow 4%
San Antonio
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
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Louisville
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Experience Affects Master Electrician Salaries

National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Master Electrician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%
Controls
up arrow 2%
Commercial
up arrow 1%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Residential
up arrow 1%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 29%