Apprentice Electrician Salary

Men account for the majority of Apprentice Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $13.73 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.98 per hour and $18.63. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Apprentice Electricians is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately one-half and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,841 - $50,217

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$9.98 - $18.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,841 - $50,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,987 - $42,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.24  
Overtime
$14.52 - $27.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,987 - $42,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
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Job Description for Apprentice Electrician

An apprentice electrician will work with a licensed electrician and will perform any duties that are instructed. The apprentice will help the licensed electrician to install and maintain electrical systems. When repairs are needed, the apprentice will carry these out. The electrician will install wiring and will measure, cut, and manipulate the wiring to fit a certain context, such as receptacles, switches, transformers, or distribution boxes.

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Apprentice Electrician Tasks

  • Mount and install assigned work, conduit, wires and strapping.
  • Keep all materials, tools and equipment, in an orderly fashion and maintain a clean work area at all times.
  • Accurately identify colors of wire and conductors.
  • Assist in wire pulls.
  • Handle and install materials under supervision of an assigned electrician.

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Apprentice Electricians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. Electrician Journeymans or Electricians are common next-step roles for Apprentice Electricians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Electrician Journeymans is $19K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Electricians.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Apprentice Electrician


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, JMEG offers the most; Apprentice Electricians earn $33K on average there.

Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician


Survey results suggest that Apprentice Electricians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Controls, Industrial, and conduit bending are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 29 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include pipe bending. For most people, competency in Commercial indicates knowledge of Troubleshooting and Blueprints.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Apprentice Electricians, 16 percent higher than the national average. Apprentice Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Salt Lake City (+8 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (3 percent lower) and Fort Worth (2 percent lower).

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What is it like working as an Apprentice Electrician?

Apprentice Electrician in Dallas:
"Electrical Jobs."
Pros: The scenery changes, no customers, and you're judged on the quality of your work.
Cons: The weather is your enemy, physically demanding, and can be pressured to produce results.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Electrician Salaries



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 39%

Industrial
up arrow 29%

conduit bending
up arrow 20%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 12%


Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Residential
0%

National Average
$30,000

pipe bending
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 48%
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