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Master Electrician Salary

A Master Electrician earns an average wage of $25.67 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$38,438 - $97,280
(Median)
$38K
$59K
$97K
MEDIAN: $59,329
10%
50%
90%

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$18.78 - $39.48
(Median)
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,438 - $97,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,028  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $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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$39,899 - $93,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.78 - $39.48  
   
Overtime
$27.13 - $53.75  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $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).
)
$39,899 - $93,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,325
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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.

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Experience Affects Master Electrician Salaries


National Average
$58,000




Skills That Affect Master Electrician Salaries


Project Management
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Controls
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National Average
$58,000

Commercial
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Residential
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
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