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Electrician Helper Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $12.07 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.28 per hour and $17.13. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in five collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,836 - $48,936
(Median)
$24K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $29,387
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$9.28 - $17.13
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,836 - $48,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $413.70  
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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$19,847 - $37,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $17.13  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $24.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $413.70  
   
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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$19,847 - $37,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 505

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Helper

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


For Electrician Helpers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Electrician Helpers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Electrician Helper generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 63%
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