Electrical Foreman

What Does An Electrical Foreman Do?

Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments.  An electrical forman does this work along with supervising and training others. 


Electrical Foreman Shorty

How Do I Become An Electrical Foreman?

Generally, people learn to do this work through an apprenticeship program. Having a high school diploma or equivalent may be necessary.

What is the Average Salary For An Electrical Foreman?

High – 90,000
Median – 54,000
Low – 31,000

Advice From An Electrical Foreman

"The sooner you decide on a career to pursue, the sooner you can develop appropriate skill sets. Research the different types of electrical work and find a contractor with an approved apprenticeship program who does the type of work that interests you. Remember, continuing education equals success. Take shop classes to learn basic tools and to improve mechanical aptitude. If you eventually want to own your own company, get a business degree or at least take some business classes so you’ll have the skills to profitably manage a business."

- Barry - Electrician, Marathon Electrical Contractors, LLC

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Electrical Foreman?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For An Electrical Foreman?

Electricians are typically employed by electrical contractors and large businesses. Some are self-employed. They may work inside or outside, and often in very tight places. The job can be physically demanding.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Electrical Foreman?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada