Electrical Apprentice Salary

Male Electrical Apprentices number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.75 per hour in the United States. Lower pay rates hover around $10.05 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.95. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Electrical Apprentices like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by one-third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,672 - $51,521
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,187
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90%

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$10.05 - $18.95
(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 - $516  
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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$21,140 - $41,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $18.95  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $27.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
   
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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$21,140 - $41,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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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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At the upper end, Electrical Apprentices who move into an Electrical Foreman role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Electrical Foremans is a much higher $58K per year. 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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Survey results show that Electrical Apprentices typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Blueprints, Troubleshooting, and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Commercial, Troubleshooting, and Blueprints.

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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

Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
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: 53% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%
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