How to Hire an Electrician

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Does your growing business need an Electrician? Electricians install and update electrical distribution systems and ensure everything complies with relevant codes and regulations.

Here are some tips to help you find great Electrician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $24.55 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$52.05 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary


*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Electrician?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Electrician hire can help your business:

• Inspect and tests electrical systems
• Review construction blueprints and wiring diagrams for installation
• Ensures all wiring and electric systems are in compliance with national regulatory codes

Skills to look for in a great Electrician

A great Electrician candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Must have applicable safety certifications
• Able to read schematics and design plans
• Working knowledge of electrical installs and repairs
• Attention to detail
• Comfortable working on ladders
• Able to work in a construction or job site environment

Writing an Electrician job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified Electrician candidates. An Electrician job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Electrician jobs, such as:

• Electrician
• Electrician Installer
• Journeyman Electrician

Interviewing Electrician candidates

Strong candidates for Electrician positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Their knowledge of safety and compliance standards
• An understanding of common electrical installs and updates
• Maintenance and repair of common electrical tools

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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