The average pay for an Electrician Helper is $12.49 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Blueprints and Electronic Troubleshooting. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$20,434 - $48,165
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$48K
MEDIAN: $31,400
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$9.76 - $17.70
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,434 - $48,165  
   
Bonus
$29.59 - $1,298  
Total Pay (?
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$20,402 - $40,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $17.70  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $27.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$29.59 - $1,298  
   
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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$20,402 - $40,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 573
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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.

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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 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

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Helper Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 15%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 6%

Residential
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Wiring
up arrow 5%

electrician helper
up arrow 7%

Helper
up arrow 11%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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