Entry-Level Electrician Salary

Entry-Level Electricians take home approximately $16.41 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Electricians runs from $25K to $62K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $50K. Most Entry-Level Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,027 - $84,557
$24K
$46K
$85K
MEDIAN: $46,283
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$11.74 - $25.42
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.50
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$0$84K
Salary $24,027 - $84,557
Bonus $146.30 - $4,810
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $50,000
Commission $5,000
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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$24,949 - $61,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 451
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $25.42
Hourly Tips $0.88
Overtime $16.57 - $37.46
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $146.30 - $4,810
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $50,000
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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$24,949 - $61,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,534

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Electrician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,980

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Entry-Level Electricians in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Electricians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+32 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Electricians in Orlando earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Electrician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Electrician in Prosper:
"Amount of travel."
Do your best. Do not strive for mediocrity.

Electrician in Miami Beach:
"New workers."
Be patient, follow directions, and work hard.

Electrician in Richmond:
"Maintenance for the facilities of the city."
Be safe and learn as much about your craft.

Electrician in Beloit:
"The Learning process never stop."
Never get to comfortable on the job because your life is in your hands and anyone else you maybe working with. The learning process never stop because technology is forever changing. If you can go to as many training classes that is offered. Remember that safety is number one priority. Don't take shortcuts because usually you create additional problems you didn't address when taking the time to get get right the first time. It's okay to ask questions if you not sure of what you're doing. KNOWLEDGE is power so keep learning as much as you can while still working.

Electrician in Canton:
"More math."
Mathematical education is key.

Electrician in Rancho Cucamonga:
"What are the benifits."
Stay with it.

Electrician in Tallahassee:
"How contractors were going to treat their employees."
Go north of the maisons Dixon line travel to make money.

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Industrial
▲16%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲11%

Solar Energy / Solar Power
▲9%

Project Management
▲5%

ELECTRICAL
▲5%


National Average
$38,000

▼1%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼2%

Troubleshooting
▼3%

▼5%

pipe bending
▼7%

▼10%

Electrician
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 45%
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