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Electrical Apprentice Salary (United States)

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 $13.55 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.04 per hour and $18.44. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Apprentices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Electrical Apprentice Salary (?
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$23,489 - $51,712
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,206
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Electrical Apprentice Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$10.04 - $18.44
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,489 - $51,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$21,109 - $41,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $18.44  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $27.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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).
)
$21,109 - $41,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$30,000
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Boston
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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 42%