Electrician in Charleston, West Virginia Salary

An Electrician in Charleston, West Virginia earns an average wage of $28.70 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.

$11.15 - $54.25
$11
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
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Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $11.15 - $54.25
Overtime $33.00
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $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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$34,990 - $105,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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.

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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.

About Charleston, West Virginia

Kanawha County, West Virginia
50,911
Male:
24,457 (48.0%)
Female:
26,454 (52.0%)
Charleston is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city's economy. The first permanent settlement, Ft. Lee, was built in 1788. In 1791, Daniel Boone was a member of the Kanawha County Assembly. Charleston is the home of the West Virginia Power (formerly the Charleston Alley Cats and the Charleston Wheelers) minor league baseball team, the West Virginia Wild minor league basketball team, and the annual...
Charleston:
$48,959
West Virginia:
$41,576
$673
Charleston:
$142,800
West Virginia:
$100,200
4.1%

Electrician Job Listings

Key Stats for Electrician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲23%

Maintenance
▲9%

National Average
$54,000

Commercial
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 30%