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Apprentice Electrician Salary

Apprentice Electricians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.77 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.97 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.77 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Apprentice Electricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by roughly a third. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,735 - $49,970
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,832
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$9.97 - $18.77
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,735 - $49,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
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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$20,976 - $42,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $18.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.24  
Overtime
$14.52 - $27.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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).
)
$20,976 - $42,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,553

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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.

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Electrician


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For Apprentice Electricians, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. It is quite typical for Apprentice Electricians to transition into roles as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians, where reported median earnings are $19K and $12K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Industrial, conduit bending, and Electronic Equipment Installation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 22 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Blueprints and Residential. Those proficient in Commercial are, more often than not, also skilled in Residential and Blueprints.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Apprentice Electricians in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Apprentice Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Sacramento (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (14 percent less) and Nashville (13 percent less).

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

Industrial
up arrow 31%

conduit bending
up arrow 22%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 12%


Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Residential
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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: 47%
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