The average hourly pay for a Commercial Electrician is $21.41.
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Job Description for Commercial Electrician
Commercial electricians are responsible for installing and maintaining electrical devices in commercial buildings, including field service calls. They are employed by a variety of companies and organizations, but primarily by utility companies. Commercial electricians must be professionally-trained via a technical or trade school or a professional organization, and many states have additional requirements, including a drug screen, background check, and driving record, as electricians generally o…Read more
Commercial Electrician Tasks
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
- Evaluate and make recommendations regarding required repairs and maintenance.
- Support customers by effectively interfacing with customer and office in repairing equipment as needed.
- Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on equipment.
- Troubleshoot and repair material handling equipment.
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Popular Skills for Commercial Electrician
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Skills in Troubleshooting, Commercial, Blueprints and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Equipment Installation.
Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Electrician
An early career Commercial Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.98 based on 100 salaries. A mid-career Commercial Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.70 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Commercial Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.45 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Commercial Electrician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 93.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (37.7% more) and San Antonio, Texas (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (16.6% less).
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