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Electrician Helper Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Helpers earn an average of $11.93 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.17 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.09 on the higher side. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third enjoy medical while slightly more than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrician Helpers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,392 - $39,172
(Median)
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36K
MEDIAN: $28,733
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$9.17 - $17.09
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,392 - $39,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
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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$19,317 - $37,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $17.09  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
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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$19,317 - $37,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 494
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrician Helpers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrician Helpers make a median salary of $30K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Electrician Helpers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $35K.

Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 61%