Average Electrician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Electrician is $21.57.
MEDIAN $21.57
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $35
$246 - $7,110
Profit Sharing
$419 - $9,988
$20 - $19,574
Total Pay
$30,478 - $82,397

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Job Description for Electrician

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.
The top respondents for the job title Electrician are from the companies Electric Co., U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Tradesmen International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $34.03. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Berg Electric Corp. and U.S. Navy, earning around $25.10 and $24.96, respectively. Tri City pays the lowest at around $18.18. Tradesmen International, Inc. and Electric Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.28 and $18.96, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrician. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Electrician Journeyman
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrician

Skills in Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential and Commercial.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

An entry-level Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.56 based on 1,301 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.19 based on 4,685 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.99 based on 3,843 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.79 based on 4,632 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Electrician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 31.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.8% more) and New York, New York (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (6.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,400 survey responses.
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