What does an Electrician do?

Electricians are responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, installing, and modifying electrical components and systems. Electricians general work at homes, businesses, and construction sites, and generally work as contractors.

Electricians have usually completed an electrician program at a trade school or technical institute, finished a lengthy apprenticeship, and passed a licensing exam. While requirements to become a licensed electrician vary by state, most involve passing an exam and having proof of a certain number of classroom and practical hours.

  • Install, maintain, and enhance electrical systems and components, including fuses, lights, and wiring
  • Inspect, test, and diagnose issues with electrical systems and components
  • Perform all work in a manner that meets and follows electrical codes, blueprints, and standards
  • Test electrical systems and components to ensure proper functioning
  • Complete required documentation of repairs and service information
  • Ensure adequate inventory of necessary supplies and parts
  • Calibrate equipment to provided specifications
  • Peform preventative maintenance on electrical systems and components
  • Troubleshoot problems and make timely repairs
  • Completion of an electrician apprenticeship prgoram required
  • Completion of an electrician program at a technical or trade school preferred
  • Journeyman Electrician license required in state of practice
  • 3-5 years of electrical experience
  • Valid driver's license in state of practice
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, climb, squat, reach, and kneel
  • Comfortable reading and understanding electrical blueprints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Working knowledge of electrical theory, and the associated principles, materials, and equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to operate hand and power tools associated with electrical work
  • Ability to calculate basic mathematical problems
  • Willing to work overtime
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Electrician Salaries

Average Base Pay

€48,978 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€40K
Median: €49K
€61K
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Electrician Career Path

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Electrician
€48,978/yr
L3
Senior Electrician
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Electrician IV
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Electrician Insights

Read what Electrician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Techmation ElectricTechmation Electric
Electrician
31 May 2019

“my crew good to work with and my boss is a good guy and is good to work for.”

Beeson Electric
Apprentice Electrician
7 Dec 2020

“He's a very understanding and generous boss and really wants to teach me as much as he can.”

Milne ElectricMilne Electric
Apprentice Electrician
13 Jul 2019

“Everyone I've met are really knowledgeable and are quick to offer advice to help further your career.”

Sparrow Electric
Electrician
20 Dec 2019

“Pay is competitive and the company wants to foster your growth as a career electrician.”

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries
Manager Electrical
7 Aug 2020

“there were excellent work opportunities i am not finding any downside cause compare to other industries”

Silgan ContainersSilgan Containers
Journeyman Electrician
26 Feb 2021

“Though overall pay was good the pay of the skilled labor was too close to general workers.”

J & A Management
Automotive Electrician
24 Jun 2021

“good and fair to work with”

Shipping Corporation of IndiaShipping Corporation of India
Electrical Officer
25 Dec 2020

“salary is decent and good”

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