Lead Electrician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$49,000
$28,000
Min 10%
$49,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Grants Pass, OR
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a lead electrician make?
The national average salary for a Lead Electrician in the U.S. is $50,006 annually or $24.04 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $86,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $28,000 per year. Government companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Nevada, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are some of the states with the best Lead Electrician salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Lead Electrician is 3.9 years.

Average Lead Electrician Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Lead Electrician in the USA is $50,006 annually or $24.04 hourly. Grants Pass, OR reports the highest Lead Electrician salaries at $74,585 per year. The average starting salary in Grants Pass, OR for Lead Electricians is $43,000. Nevada, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states. On the other hand, Montana, Hawaii, Louisiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina report the lowest wages for Lead Electricians.

Map of Lead Electrician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lead Electricians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Lead Electrician Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Lead Electrician makes. Government companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Lead Electricians. Companies like University of California Press or PosiGen will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Trinity Health and EMCOR Group pay their Lead Electricians very well.

Average Lead Electrician Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Lead Electrician works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Energy companies, Utilities companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Lead Electricians. Salaries for Lead Electricians in Energy companies average $54,835 annually, while Utilities companies and Technology companies pay $52,999 and $50,729, respectively. The average salary for Lead Electricians in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $46,731.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$54,835
$55k
Utilities
Utilities
$52,999
$53k
Technology
Technology
$50,729
$51k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$50,233
$50k
Construction
Construction
$49,590
$50k
Retail
Retail
$48,742
$49k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$46,731
$47k

Lead Electrician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Lead Electrician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Electrician can range from $30,958 to $56,198 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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$92,705
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