An Apprentice Electrician earns an average wage of $13.40 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Apprentice Electrician Total Pay (?
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$19,432 - $42,910
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43K
MEDIAN: $32,866
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Apprentice Electrician Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $18.61
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,432 - $42,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,000  
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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$20,752 - $41,708  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $18.61  
   
Overtime
$13.85 - $26.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,000  
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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$20,752 - $41,708  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,124
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Job Description for Apprentice Electrician
As an apprentice electrician one can expect to learn all of the ins and outs of the electrician trade. Generally, someone will be apprentice to an electrician for around four years before they are able to become a licensed electrician themselves. During this time period an apprentice electrician will work under an electrician for a fixed wage and be able to accumulate first hand job experience as they work on various job sites and projects. As an apprentice electrician it should also be accepted that the average work week will be at least thirty five hours during the entire apprenticeship. An apprentice electrician under an electrician's supervision will learn various skills such as how to handle and install materials, how to mount and install assigned work, conduits, wires and strappings, and how to identify wires and conductors based on their colors. Apprentice electricians will also be taught proper discipline and conduct to ensure that all materials, tools and equipment are kept in an orderly fashion in order to keep the work area clean and prevent injury or harm on the job site. Through their hands on experience and countless hours on the job site an apprentice electrician will also become proficient in all and any safety procedures practiced by electricians due to the relative deadly nature of high current electricity. Apprentice electricians will also become skilled in installing fans, installing air-conditioning systems, creating blueprints to efficiently and safely install outlets and electrical systems, as well as installing any other major machines that require high currents of electricity.
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 Difference By Location
Houston
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Boston
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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Salt Lake City
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$29,000
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Colorado Springs
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Experience Affects Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 9%
Wiring
up arrow 5%
Commercial
up arrow 4%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Residential
0%
National Average
$29,000
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 46%
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