Master Electrician Salary

A Master Electrician earns an average wage of $26.90 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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$41,223 - $100,128
$41K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,085
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$19.86 - $39.05
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MEDIAN: $27.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,223 - $100,128  
   
Bonus
$985 - $12,196  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$42,426 - $94,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.86 - $39.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$29.19 - $54.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$985 - $12,196  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $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).
)
$42,426 - $94,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,069

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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

  • 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.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings electrical, mechanical and architectural.
  • Perform and interpret power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
  • Install complicated conduit and control systems.

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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: $61,191

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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 174 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%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Master Electrician Salaries

Operations Management
▲38%

Industrial
▲7%



Controls
▼0%

National Average
$61,000


▼2%


▼4%

MAster Electrician
▼10%

foreman
▼15%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 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: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 29%
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