An Apprentice Electrician earns an average wage of $14.05 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Controls, conduit bending, and Machine Operation. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$19,632 - $50,291
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$20K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,247
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$10.25 - $18.97
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,632 - $50,291  
   
Bonus
$200.89 - $2,987  
Profit Sharing
$813  
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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$21,905 - $43,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $18.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.94  
Overtime
$15.13 - $29.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$200.89 - $2,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$813  
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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$21,905 - $43,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,327
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,346

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What is it like working as an Apprentice Electrician?

Apprentice Electrician in Sacramento:
"Residential leader."
Pros: I usually work by myself, but am given an assistant/laborer to help me with my tasks .
Cons: I am currently working on a 3 story building with 100+ rooms , by myself doing the home runs/take offs, roping and light install in every room by myself.

Apprentice Electrician in Mena:
"My job."
Pros: I like that I get to work in different environments all the time. It's enjoyable. It always gets easier.
Cons: Some of the people.

Apprentice Electrician in Denver:
"Electrical Apprentice."
Pros: You get practical hands-on experience. Get paid to receive a higher education. Never work in the same place too long.
Cons: Having to fix the fuck-ups from company favorites. Low salary, high tool cost. Random bouts of over-time (14-18 hour days at times) Nonnegotiable hours.

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Controls
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conduit bending
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Machine Operation
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Industrial
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OSHA Compliance
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Electrician
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Commercial
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Residential
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National Average
$30,000

pipe bending
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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