The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Electrician is $17.75.
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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 Electric Co., JMEG and Berg Electric Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at SunRun where the average pay is $26.56. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Berg Electric Corp., earning around $20.29. JMEG pays the lowest at around $17.23. Electric Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.40.
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Popular Skills for Electrician
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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 $14.95 based on 270 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.59 based on 2,662 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.16 based on 3,433 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Electrician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (14.0% more) and Houston, Texas (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.0% less).
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