$65,827
Avg. Salary
$27.31
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,200

Bonus

$4,700

Profit Sharing

$10,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrical Foreman is $27.31 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrical Foreman is $65,827 per year.

10%
$19.41
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$27.31
50%
$39.78
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MEDIAN $27.31
10%
$45k
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$66k
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$99k
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MEDIAN $65,827
$44,880 - $98,976
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$66K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,827
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$0$98K
Salary $44,880 - $98,976
Bonus $0.00 - $7,026
Profit Sharing $990 - $9,744
Commission $10,600
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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$42,030 - $91,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 262
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.41 - $39.78
Hourly Tips $0.11
Overtime $26.46 - $58.47
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,026
Commission $10,600
Profit Sharing $990 - $9,744
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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$42,030 - $91,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,030

Job Description

Electrical foremen are responsible for managing electrical crews during the installation, remodeling, or repair of electrical equipment. This can include upgrading wiring and installing new equipment. The foremen must supervise and ensure that their crews stay on schedule and provide quality work. Electrical foremen must also know how to read electrical plans and should be familiar with current codes for electrical wiring. They are also sometimes expected to help with the actual electrical work. In addition, they are typically responsible for checking over completed work to ensure that it meets the standards of quality required.

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Electrical Foreman Tasks
  • Work directly with field and office designers in developing a design.
  • Manage personnel, equipment and materials to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Develop employees by training, motivating, coaching and counseling.
  • Work within the regions and outside business arenas for all electrical equipment used in an electric utility.


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc offers the most; Electrical Foremans earn $99K on average there.

Common Career Paths


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For Electrical Foremans, progressing to an Electrical Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Electrical Project Manager can earn $76K annually. As Electrical Foremans progress in their field, many go on to become Electricians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $44K. Another common career choice for Electrical Foremans is to move into an Electrical Superintendent role — this promotion usually pays $76K.

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Popular Skills


Electrical Foremans seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Industrial, foreman, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Residential also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Commercial also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Electrical Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 597 salaries. An Electrical Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 434 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,471

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrical Foremans, 44 percent above the national average. Electrical Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Boston (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Electrical Foremans' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Electrical Foremans in Tampa bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Phoenix (22 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

Q: What is it like working as an Electrical Foreman?

Electrical Foreman in Cleveland:
"Manage and supervise people, hire and fire people, make sure."

Electrical Foreman in Kansas City:
"To learn and more experience."
Working everyday ,and to assists for our groups.

Electrical Foreman in Greenville:
"Electrical Foreman."
Pros: The people I work with and satisfied customers.
Cons: The hours are crazy and the estimate deadlines are ridiculous.

Electrical Foreman in New York:
"Small company expanding."
Pros: Management. Growth. Recognition. Experience.
Cons: Underpaid. No benefits.

Electrical Foreman in San Antonio:
The hardest part is making sure everyone is on time and not on their phones. Figure out a way to make those happen and everything will be fine.

Electrical Foreman in Memphis:
"Obtaining knowledege."
Obtain all information with policy and procedures with a new project. Share the burden of leadership responsibilities.

Electrical Foreman in Boston:
"Be Diligent, Thorough, Detailed in your assigned tasks."
Don't let Subordinates run the job.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 439 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
38%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼8%

▼24%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲17%

Industrial
▲13%

foreman
▲9%

Leadership
▲4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲1%


FIRE ALARM
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

ELECTRICAL
▼2%

▼3%




▼9%

Electrician
▼10%

Blueprints
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 439 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 30%