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Electrical Apprentice Salary

Male Electrical Apprentices number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.70 per hour in the United States. Earnings sit near $10.06 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.59 on the higher side. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Electrical Apprentices is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $51,712
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,734
10%
50%
90%

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$10.06 - $18.59
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,489 - $51,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
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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$21,168 - $41,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.59  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $27.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
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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$21,168 - $41,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432

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Job Description for Electrical Apprentice

Electrical apprentices assist and learn from trained electricians. Their duties include measuring, cutting and bending wire; maintaining tools and equipment; examining electrical units; drilling; and digging holes and trenches. They also conduct installation and maintenance for various electrical systems, break up concrete and clear out materials, solder connections, and handle positioning equipment, constructing controllers, and panels. They may also operate welding equipment.

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Electrical Apprentice Tasks

  • Perform all live electrical work.
  • Work safely around the ground mount structure and panels to prepare wire stripping, and connecting and run wiring.
  • Prepare and run string wiring.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Apprentice


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Electrical Apprentices may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Electrical Foreman. The latter position pays an average of $58K annually. Typical career progression for an Electrical Apprentice involves becoming an Electrician Journeyman or an Electrician, roles that pay $19K more and $12K more on average.

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Job skills reported by Electrical Apprentices are limited. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Commercial, Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting.

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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 7%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Commercial
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 45%
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