Electrician Helper Salary

A sizeable majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $12.21 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.55 per hour on the lower end to $17.28 on the higher end. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third enjoy medical while one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Most Electrician Helpers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,613 - $48,936
(Median)
$24K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $29,387
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$9.55 - $17.28
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,613 - $48,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$20,020 - $38,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $17.28  
   
Overtime
$11.05 - $25.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$20,020 - $38,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 630
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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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Electrician Helpers do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. Career advancement for the typical Electrician Helper often leads to becoming an Electrician Journeyman or an Electrician; median salaries in these positions are $23K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Job skills reported by Electrician Helpers are limited. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Residential, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Helper are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Helper.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Helper

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Electrician Helpers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $33K.

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 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Helper Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 19%

Residential
up arrow 17%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

National Average
$26,000

Helper
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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