Industrial Electrician

What Does An Industrial Electrician Do?

Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls within manufacturing environments.

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How Do I Become An Industrial Electrician?

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 Industrial Electrician?

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

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Industrial Electrician?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For An Industrial Electrician?

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 Industrial Electrician?

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
  • Alabama Forestry Foundation