Electrician Helper Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States. People in this role can an average of earn $12.08 per hour nationwide. Compensation starts at $9.23 per hour and can reach $16.78. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 40 percent report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one-fourth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Electrician Helper Salary (?
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$16,638 - $38,809
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $27,000
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Electrician Helper Salary (?
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$9.23 - $16.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,638 - $38,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
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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$19,386 - $37,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $16.78  
   
Overtime
$11.80 - $24.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
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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$19,386 - $37,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 522
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Job Description for Electrician Helper

  • 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.
Electrician Helpers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries start at $25K, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $31K. After a couple decades on the job, Electrician Helpers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 6 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a solid majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
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National Average
$26,000
Atlanta
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Home to some of the best pay for Electrician Helpers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Electrician Helpers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 5 percent below the national average.
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Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 58%