$52,858
Avg. Salary
$21.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,167

Bonus

$2,014

Profit Sharing

$4,913

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrician is $21.42 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrician is $52,858 per year.

10%
$14.04
10%
$21.42
50%
$35.16
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.42
10%
$29k
10%
$53k
50%
$98k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $52,858
$29,173 - $98,086
$29K
$53K
$98K
MEDIAN: $52,858
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50%
90%

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$14.04 - $35.16
$14
$21
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MEDIAN: $21.42
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$0$98K
Salary $29,173 - $98,086
Bonus $251 - $7,192
Profit Sharing $394 - $10,046
Commission $0.00 - $19,392
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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$30,087 - $82,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,087
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $14.04 - $35.16
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $10.85
Overtime $19.89 - $53.96
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $251 - $7,192
Commission $0.00 - $19,392
Profit Sharing $394 - $10,046
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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$30,087 - $82,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,970

Job Description for Electrician

Electricians work for a wide variety of companies, perform a multitude of tasks that generally require close attention to detail and good judgment, and have a journeyman electrician's license. These licenses typically require four years of apprentice work. That time includes some classroom instruction and a good deal of actual fieldwork. Certain states and companies may require a master electrician's license, which entails several more years of experience working as a journeyman.

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Electrician Tasks
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all power generation and distribution equipment.
  • Study and understand electrical schematics.
  • Assist in performing and interpreting power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
  • Perform daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment.

Electrician Pay By Employer

$0$155K

Electric Co.
94 profiles
$38,820

U.S. Navy
16 profiles
$50,739

$38,031

Tri City
11 profiles
$38,000

$36,438

$70,508

Self-Employed
10 profiles
$48,880

$52,198

JMEG
9 profiles
$35,843

M.C. Dean, Inc.
8 profiles
$48,880

Common Career Paths for Electrician


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Electricians do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. When Electricians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Electrician Journeymans or Certified Electricians. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Industrial, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include pipe bending, Residential, and Electronic Equipment Installation. Most people experienced in Commercial also know Residential and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Maintenance and Residential.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 4,894 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 3,957 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 4,835 salaries. An Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 3,030 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,625

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

For Electricians, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+32 percent), San Diego (+28 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (15 percent lower) and Dallas (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2025 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2025 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 37%