$52,355
Avg. Salary
$21.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,174

Profit Sharing

$1,981

Commission

$3,200

The average pay for an Electrician is $29.59 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrician is $67,878 per year.

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$21
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$35
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MEDIAN $21
$28,974 - $97,615
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$52K
$98K
MEDIAN: $52,355
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$13.90 - $35.06
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$0$97K
Salary $28,974 - $97,615
Bonus $287 - $6,886
Profit Sharing $386 - $9,834
Commission $0.00 - $15,101
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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$29,851 - $82,819
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,154
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $13.90 - $35.06
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $10.55
Overtime $19.82 - $53.80
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $287 - $6,886
Commission $0.00 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $386 - $9,834
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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$29,851 - $82,819
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12,225

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician


Known for taking on a considerable number of Electricians, Electric Co., Self-Employed, U.S. Navy, Tradesmen International, Inc., and Berg Electric Corp. are leading firms in the industry. U.S. Navy leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Union Pacific Railroad, Berg Electric Corp., and Huntington Ingalls Industries, where Electricians typically earn around $64K, $61K, or $56K, respectively.

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: $48,489

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).

Electrician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?

Electrician in Ontario:
"Everyone can be relpaced? False."
Gain as much knowledge as possible, when attemping each task; take your time; think of every variable; be positve of every choice you make.... Know that a good electrician is hard to find.

Electrician in Walnut:
"Requires long periods away from family."
Dont do the military side if you have any other option. This job takes you to combat zones gives you anxiety and ruins relationships. Bad life choice. When you get out all your training I useless.

Electrician in Oceanside:
"Hours worked."
Make sure you are going to receive a minimum of forty hours a week.

Electrician in Shelton:
"The Economy Is A Grave Factor In Work Availability."
Wait 5 to 10 years and get into computer type of employment instead. Even boat repair but not housing related and even commercial work is still low in pay as the market has been flooded by the residential electricians.

Electrician in Oakland:
"DOINT BE SMARTER THAN YOUR BOSS."
NEVER SHOW YOUR BOSS THAT YOU KNOW WHAT TO ALL WAYS LET HIM FEEL LIKE HE IS THE SMARTEST PERSON AROUND.

Electrician in Spokane:
"I hate my job!"
Pros: I get cupcakes everyday and I get a company car to drive around in with my beatiful wife and I feel like I've never worked a day in my life.
Cons: I have diabetes because the mangers force us to eat their stupd baked goods, the car is broken and I have to push my feet out through the floor and just run everywhere like the Flintstones, my wife left me after I found out she was a man and that she was sleeping with my dog, and I don't feel like I've worked a day in my life because its practicly slave labor.

Electrician in Boulder City:
Work safe finish your daily assigments.

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1943 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1943 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
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 37%