How much does an Electrician III make in the United States? The average Electrician III salary in the United States is $74,353 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $65,544 and $84,302. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Electrician III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Electrician III Salary $57,523 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Electrician III Salary $65,544 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Electrician III Salary $74,353 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Electrician III Salary $84,302 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Electrician III Salary $93,360 US March 26, 2024
25% $65,544 10% $57,523 90% $93,360 75% $84,302 $74,353 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.


Electrical Codes: Following a set of rules and regulations to install and repair electrical fixtures to minimize the risk of electric shock, fires, or explosion.


Hydraulics: Hydraulics is a technology and applied science using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids.

Troubleshooting 6.12%
Electrical Codes 3.24%
Hydraulics 1.62%
Others 89.02%

Job Description for Electrician III

Electrician III inspects, repairs, installs, and maintains electrical systems, machinery, and equipment. Ensures all work performed meets required safety codes. Being an Electrician III uses a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment. Generally required to complete an apprenticeship. Additionally, Electrician III typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Typically requires an Electrician's license granted by state. The Electrician III has gained full proficiency in a broad range of activities related to the job. Independently performs a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors. To be an Electrician III typically requires 5-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Electrician III, the upper level is Electrician IV and then progresses to Electrical Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrician III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Electrician III, the highest Electrician III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Electrician III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Electrician III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Electrician III salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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