Electrician Helper Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States, bringing in about $12.12 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.29 per hour and $16.93. Geographic location and career length 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 nearly one in five collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,548 - $48,479
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$48K
MEDIAN: $28,759
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$9.29 - $16.93
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,548 - $48,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $395.48  
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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$19,676 - $37,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $16.93  
   
Overtime
$10.52 - $24.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $395.48  
   
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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$19,676 - $37,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. It is quite typical for Electrician Helpers to transition into roles as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians, where reported median earnings are $23K and $16K higher per year.

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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 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. Electrician Helpers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $35K on average.

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 80 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
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 64%
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