Apprentice Electrician Salary

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 $14.46 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Apprentice Electricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. One-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, about one-half report medical coverage and about a third claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,434 - $49,974
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$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,667
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$10.63 - $19.62
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MEDIAN: $14.49
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$0$49K
Salary $20,434 - $49,974
Bonus $201.07 - $2,133
Profit Sharing $626
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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$22,805 - $43,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.63 - $19.62
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $3.06
Overtime $15.20 - $29.96
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $201.07 - $2,133
Profit Sharing $626
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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$22,805 - $43,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,238

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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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Apprentice Electricians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Electrical Project Manager. The average Electrical Project Manager brings home $76K per year. Electrician Journeymans or Electricians are common next-step roles for Apprentice Electricians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Electrician Journeymans is $18K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Electricians.

Apprentice Electrician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Apprentice Electrician


Berg Electric Corp. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K.

Electric Co. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $41K.

Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician


Survey results imply that Apprentice Electricians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Controls, Industrial, Machine Operation, and conduit bending are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include pipe bending and Electrician. It is often found that people who know Commercial are also skilled in Residential and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Apprentice Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Apprentice Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 2,165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Apprentice Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 237 salaries. An experienced Apprentice Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 76 salaries. An Apprentice Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,145

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

For Apprentice Electricians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Apprentice Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent), Austin (+7 percent), Denver (+5 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Apprentice Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Apprentice Electrician?

Apprentice Electrician in Anaheim:
"Electrical."
Pros: I like what The line of work and the way electricity works.
Cons: I want to be learning more than what I do.

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 Westborough:
"Be patient."
Pros: Independence. Flexibility. Good pay. There's always a need for an electrician.
Cons: If you're doing new work, especially residential, it gets old/boring, fast. Can become repetitive and slow sometimes.

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 Austin:
"Liked alot."
Pros: Different tasks and different sites.
Cons: Long hours and long wait times.

Apprentice Electrician in Henrico:
"Wirering home during the trim process."
Pros: The part I like bout my job the most is my co-worker that I work with and the location of my job.
Cons: I feel as if I am being taking advantage of and my boss is very rude.

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.

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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 342 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Apprentice Electrician Salaries

▲29%

▲23%

▲18%

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Controls
▲17%

Industrial
▲11%

Machine Operation
▲9%

conduit bending
▲7%


▲4%



OSHA Compliance
▲3%

ELECTRICAL
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Residential
▼1%

Electrician
▼5%

pipe bending
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 342 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 49%
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