The average hourly pay for an Industrial Electrician with Controls skills is $24.91.
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Job Description for Industrial Electrician
Industrial electricians perform a variety of functions related to electrical controls, equipment, and wiring in an industrial plant or worksite. Their work may involve testing, troubleshooting, installation, and repair of the electrical components. In addition, they read and interpret blueprints and specifications, as well as remain current on electrical code specifications for the area. Industrial electricians work for a variety of employers, including electrical firms, parts manufacturers, an…Read more
Industrial Electrician Tasks
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
- Evaluate and make recommendations regarding required repairs and maintenance.
- Support customers by effectively interfacing with customer and office in repairing equipment as needed.
- Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on equipment.
- Troubleshoot and repair material handling equipment.
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Popular Skills for Industrial Electrician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Electrician
An entry-level Industrial Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.00 based on 29 salaries. An early career Industrial Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.68 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Industrial Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.00 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Industrial Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.98 based on 261 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 Industrial Electrician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (8.5% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (8.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (7.7% less) and Houston, Texas (3.8% less).
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