Electrician Helper Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.13 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.32 per hour and $16.95. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Over a third enjoy medical while one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Electrician Helpers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report 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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$9.32 - $16.95
(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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$19,790 - $37,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $16.95  
   
Overtime
$10.43 - $24.96  
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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$19,790 - $37,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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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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Though some Electrician Helpers move into positions like Construction Project Manager (where the average salary is $70K), this progression is not the norm. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Electrician Helpers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $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 81 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

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