What Is the Approximate Starting Salary of an Electrician?


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The approximate starting salary for an electrician as of 2015 is about $44,055, notes Salary.com. Starting pay for an apprentice electrician is typically 30 to 50 percent of what a trained electrician makes, and they receive pay increases as they gain more skill, as reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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The lower 10 percent of electricians earned less than $30,420 and the top 10 percent earned above $82,930. Electricians tend to work full time, including evenings and weekends. Because of scheduled maintenance or construction deadlines, electricians tend to work overtime. About 9 percent of electricians are self-employed as of 2012, which allows them to set their own schedules, as stated by the BLS.

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