Apprentice Electrician Salary

Men account for the majority of Apprentice Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $13.77 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.97 per hour and $18.65. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and experience level. Some workers in this field — a little less than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one in three. Most Apprentice Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,547 - $49,970
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,832
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$9.97 - $18.65
(Median)
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,547 - $49,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
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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$20,970 - $42,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $18.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.24  
Overtime
$14.56 - $27.34  
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.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
   
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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$20,970 - $42,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,612
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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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As Apprentice Electricians transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. 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


Apprentice Electricians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Controls, Industrial, and conduit bending are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 28 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include pipe bending. Most people skilled in Commercial are similarly competent in Residential and Blueprints.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Apprentice Electricians that is 14 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Apprentice Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Sacramento (+6 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (9 percent lower) and San Antonio (3 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 37%

Industrial
up arrow 28%

conduit bending
up arrow 19%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 12%


Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Residential
0%

National Average
$30,000

pipe bending
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 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: 52% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 47%
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