Men make up the majority of Apprentice Electricians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.16 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by career duration and location. Most Apprentice Electricians report high levels of job satisfaction. Although close to one-half have medical coverage and roughly one in three have dental coverage, half claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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MEDIAN: $30,534
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$10.31 - $19.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,926 - $50,546  
   
Bonus
$203.63 - $2,897  
Profit Sharing
$1,313  
Total Pay (?
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$22,130 - $43,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $19.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.94  
Overtime
$15.22 - $29.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$203.63 - $2,897  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,313  
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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$22,130 - $43,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,388

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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

  • Assist in wire pulls.
  • Handle and install materials under supervision of an assigned electrician.
  • Accurately identify colors of wire and conductors.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Electrician


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As Apprentice Electricians transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Project Managers earn $76K on average per year. Apprentice Electricians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Apprentice Electrician


For Apprentice Electricians, comfortable salaries can be found at Berg Electric Corp.; in fact, median earnings sit around $44K, the highest in the area.

With a median salary of only $29K, Electric Co. pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $21K to $41K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician


Apprentice Electricians seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know Industrial can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Conduit Bending and Controls are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 23 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ELECTRICAL, pipe bending, and Electrician. Those educated in Commercial tend to be well versed in Residential and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. For Apprentice Electricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. As Apprentice Electricians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,539

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Apprentice Electricians, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Apprentice Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+13 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Oklahoma City and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

Apprentice Electrician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Apprentice Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Apprentice Electrician Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Industrial
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conduit bending
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Controls
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Machine Operation
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OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$31,000

Electrician
up arrow 4%

pipe bending
up arrow 6%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 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: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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