The average hourly pay for an Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $25.13.
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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. Electricians …Read more
- 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
The top respondents for the job title Electrician are from the companies Ford Motor Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and James Hardie Building Products Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at General Motors Corporation where the average pay is $34.21. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company, earning around $34.03. Electric Co. pays the lowest at around $16.00. Georgia-Pacific Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.99.
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Popular Skills for Electrician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Residential, Maintenance, Troubleshooting 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 $17.65 based on 62 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.56 based on 379 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.07 based on 465 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.96 based on 636 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Electrician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 30.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (20.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.5% less) and Houston, Texas (6.8% less).
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