An early career Master Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.75 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Master Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.45 based on 191 salaries.
You can have a successful career as an electrician knowing nothing more than basic arithmetic and, maybe, very elementary algebra. Don't be intimidated by the algebra, it's not as difficult as it looks. The higher you go the more math you will need.
If you want to be able to legally call yourself an electrician in the United States you will need to: Work as an apprentice in either a state or US Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program. Work under the tutelage of either a licensed journeyman or master electrician for a period of four years.