Electrical Apprentice Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrical Apprentices earn an average of $13.86 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.14 per hour, and the top verges on $18.97. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but slightly more than half have medical insurance, and nearly one in three have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,032 - $51,278

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$10.14 - $18.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,032 - $51,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $519  
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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$21,381 - $41,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $18.97  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $519  
   
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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$21,381 - $41,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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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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As Electrical Apprentices transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Foreman, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Foremans earn $58K on average per year. The most common next step for an Electrical Apprentice is to become an Electrician Journeyman or an Electrician. The former position pays an additional $19K per year on average, and the latter position pays $12K more per year.

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Electrical Apprentices who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 8%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Commercial
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 44%
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