Electrician Helper Salary

A sizeable majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $12.57 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About one in three enjoy medical while a little less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a sixth. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,930 - $49,176
$21K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,000
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$9.79 - $17.85
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MEDIAN: $12.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,930 - $49,176  
   
Bonus
$29.59 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$20,520 - $40,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.85  
   
Overtime
$14.76 - $27.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$29.59 - $2,027  
   
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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$20,520 - $40,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 597

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Electrician Helper


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While not commonly seen, Electrician Helpers who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K per year. When Electrician Helpers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Electrician Journeymans or Electricians. Those roles pay an additional $22K and $16K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Helper

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $27K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $31K on average.

Electrician Helper Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Electrician Helper

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲15%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$27,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Electrician Helper Salaries

Blueprints
▲14%

Residential
▲14%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲12%

Troubleshooting
▲10%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲7%

National Average
$27,000

Wiring
▼8%

electrician helper
▼9%

Helper
▼13%

ELECTRICAL
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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