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Apprentice Electrician Salary (United States)

An Apprentice Electrician earns an average wage of $13.67 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Apprentice Electrician Salary (?
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$19,839 - $48,047
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,773
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Apprentice Electrician Salary (?
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$9.94 - $19.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,839 - $48,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,250  
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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$20,906 - $42,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $19.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.24  
Overtime
$14.46 - $27.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,250  
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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$20,906 - $42,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,302
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Job Description for Apprentice Electrician

As an apprentice electrician one can expect to learn all of the ins and outs of the electrician trade. Generally, someone will be apprentice to an electrician for around four years before they are able to become a licensed electrician themselves. During this time period an apprentice electrician will work under an electrician for a fixed wage and be able to accumulate first hand job experience as they work on various job sites and projects. As an apprentice electrician it should also be accepted that the average work week will be at least thirty five hours during the entire apprenticeship. An apprentice electrician under an electrician's supervision will learn various skills such as how to handle and install materials, how to mount and install assigned work, conduits, wires and strappings, and how to identify wires and conductors based on their colors. Apprentice electricians will also be taught proper discipline and conduct to ensure that all materials, tools and equipment are kept in an orderly fashion in order to keep the work area clean and prevent injury or harm on the job site. Through their hands on experience and countless hours on the job site an apprentice electrician will also become proficient in all and any safety procedures practiced by electricians due to the relative deadly nature of high current electricity. Apprentice electricians will also become skilled in installing fans, installing air-conditioning systems, creating blueprints to efficiently and safely install outlets and electrical systems, as well as installing any other major machines that require high currents of electricity.
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.

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Electrician

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Sacramento
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Omaha
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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$30,000
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Apprentice Electrician Reviews

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

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$30,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 46%