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 $14.33 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, slightly less than half do enjoy medical insurance, and about one in three get dental coverage, too. Most Electrical Apprentices like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,032 - $59,392
$21K
$32K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,203
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$10.35 - $19.27
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,032 - $59,392  
   
Bonus
$254.03 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,220 - $42,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $19.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.13  
Overtime
$15.30 - $27.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$254.03 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$22,220 - $42,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 872

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Electrical Apprentice


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Electrical Apprentices sometimes assume positions such as Electrical Foremans. That role pays $59K per year on average. A common career progression for an Electrical Apprentice is to become an Electrician Journeyman or an Electrician. Compared to Electrical Apprentices, the first group earns $18K more on average, and the second group earns $12K more.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Apprentice


Electrical Apprentices generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in pipe bending, Blueprints, Commercial, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ELECTRICAL, Wiring, and conduit bending. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of Electronic Equipment Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Apprentice

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


Electrical Apprentices with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. On average, Electrical Apprentices make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $40K.

Electrical Apprentice Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Apprentice?

Electrical Apprentice in Seattle:
"It is very difficult working and going to school."
Pros: Meeting new people, accomplishing the creation of a new building.
Cons: Getting laid off, coworkers that dont work.

Electrical Apprentice in Rock Springs:
Pros: I love constantly learning new things every single day, I love the responsibility of the work we have to perform and the name the title I am striving to obtain.
Cons: I don't like the attitudes of my journeymen, the disrespect with how me and the other apprentice is treated and I feel like we should be paid more.

Electrical Apprentice in Stillwater:
"Bending conduit, running wire, and trim out."
Pros: Hands on work, get to use my Head As well. Very gratifying to drive by a building and say " I wired that". Get to enjoy the elements (when pleasant) also Not in the same place for very long. In sums a lifetime in a cubicle wearing a suit and tie, would be an eternity of hell. (In my opinion)
Cons: There are not very many complaints about having my career.since I have to say something about it, I'd have to say that I dislike the on site facilities (port-a-potty)

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Key Stats for Electrical Apprentice

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Apprentice Salaries

pipe bending
up arrow 6%

Commercial
up arrow 4%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

Electronic Equipment Installation
0%

National Average
$31,000

Residential
up arrow 2%

Wiring
up arrow 4%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 4%

conduit bending
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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