Electrician Helper Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $12.13 per hour nationwide. Pay generally varies between $9.35 per hour and $17.07. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and about one in five earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,553 - $38,216

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$9.35 - $17.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,553 - $38,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $404.52  
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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$19,895 - $38,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.35 - $17.07  
   
Overtime
$10.70 - $24.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $404.52  
   
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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$19,895 - $38,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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Job Description for Electrician Helper

Electrician helpers are employed in many service industries, and positions are typically available to applicants who may lack educational backgrounds. Some companies expect applicants to have a GED or high school diploma, while many others will not. Depending on the particular job and pay level, many will require experience in construction, electrical work, or other fields, but entry-level positions certainly have less-stringent requirements.

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Electrician Helper Tasks

  • Use equipment like ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes to test and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Plan layout and installation of wiring and fixtures, under supervision.
  • Prepare materials, clean work areas, and track supplies and inventory.
  • Install and modify wiring by measuring, cutting, and drilling holes for safe, reliable placement.
  • Log activities and test results.

Common Career Paths for Electrician Helper


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Though it's uncommon, some Electrician Helpers move into roles as Construction Project Managers, where pay is an average $70K per year. A common career progression for an Electrician Helper is to become an Electrician Journeyman or an Electrician. Compared to Electrician Helpers, the first group earns $23K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Helper

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. Electrician Helpers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $30K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $35K.

Electrician Helper Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrician Helper?

Electrician Helper in Anderson:
"Working as an Industrial Electrician's Helper."
Pros: There is a sense of accomplishment when your skills are utilized to complete a task.
Cons: When technicians or engineers talk down to you like your just some laborer. We do the things that they don't want to. The actual work that goes into making their jobs easier and there is lots of time a lack of recognition for that.

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Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 63%
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