Electrical Apprentice Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Apprentices in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $13.80 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.06 per hour and $18.94. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a little more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,672 - $51,521
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,187
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90%

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$10.06 - $18.94
(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
$23,672 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$21,162 - $41,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.94  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $27.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$21,162 - $41,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 487
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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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For Electrical Apprentices, progressing to an Electrical Foreman role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Electrical Foreman can earn $58K annually. Electrical Apprentices typically move into roles as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians, and those positions pay $19K more and $12K more, respectively.

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Electrical Apprentices report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Commercial, Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting.

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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Blueprints
up arrow 7%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Commercial
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 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
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 44%
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