Electrical Apprentice Salary

Male Electrical Apprentices number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.95 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges between $10.16 per hour and $19.27. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although around half lack health benefits of any kind, half do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,900 - $50,167
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,748
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90%

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$10.16 - $19.27
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,900 - $50,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$21,484 - $42,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.63  
Overtime
$15.09 - $28.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$21,484 - $42,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 688
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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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It's not very common for Electrical Apprentices to move on to become Electrical Foremans. Average pay for an Electrical Foreman is $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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Electrical Apprentices generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in pipe bending, Electronic Equipment Installation, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Commercial, Residential, and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Apprentice

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. Electrical Apprentices see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Electrical Apprentices who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $37K.

Electrical Apprentice Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Apprentice?

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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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Apprentice Salaries

pipe bending
up arrow 8%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 7%

National Average
$30,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Blueprints
up arrow 8%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 13%

Residential
up arrow 14%

Commercial
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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