Commercial Electrician Salary

Male Commercial Electricians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.50 per hour in the United States. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,000 - $102,000
$38K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,000
10%
50%
90%

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$14.60 - $34.78
$15
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20.69
10%
50%
90%

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$0$102K
Salary $38,000 - $102,000
Bonus $250.00 - $8,750
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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$31,033 - $75,804
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $34.78
Overtime $21.08 - $46.94
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $250.00 - $8,750
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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$31,033 - $75,804
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 209

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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 operate a company/state vehicle. Generally, those in this position have at least seven years of experience in electrical work.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Commercial Electrician


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Commercial Electricians may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Electrical Estimator, which pays $57K on average annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Electrician

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Commercial Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 99 salaries. A Commercial Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 63 salaries.

Commercial Electrician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Commercial Electrician?

Commercial Electrician in Youngstown:
"How long it takes to climb the so called corporate ladder."
Listen. Your foreman will be your best source of on the job training. Never be afraid of asking questions. The one you don't ask may be the most important.

Commercial Electrician in Seattle:
"SAFETY 1st."
Keep up to date on current codes [National and local] ,Know what your working on.[Is it hot?] Be aware of other of other trades and your surroundings.Always wear your protective gear, Safety 1st, construction is a dangerous profession.

Commercial Electrician in Dayton:
Punctual, work hard, do good work in a professional manner, take advise.

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Key Stats for Commercial Electrician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Commercial Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Commercial Electrician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲20%

National Average
$48,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼12%

Troubleshooting
▼13%

pipe bending
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 39%
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