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Average Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Hourly Pay

$25.93
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,967
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$2,810
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The average hourly pay for an Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $25.93.
10%
$17.09
MEDIAN
$25.93
90%
$37
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $37
Bonus
$295 - $8,054
Profit Sharing
$500 - $12,500
Commission
$0 - $5,000
Total Pay
$36,647 - $90,882
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What Do Electricians Do?

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 General Motors Corporation, James Hardie Building Products Inc. and Electric Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $33.84. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Motors Corporation, earning around $33.62. Electric Co. pays the lowest at around $16.00. Georgia-Pacific Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.99.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Electrician
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Electricians?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Residential, Troubleshooting and Commercial.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electricians?

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 $17.86 based on 16 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.46 based on 200 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.94 based on 248 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.70 based on 383 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Electrician in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 62.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.8% less), Denver, Colorado (6.1% less) and Houston, Texas (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,207 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
16.6%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
31.7%
Late Career
29.8%