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Electrician Helper Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $12.08 per hour nationwide. Earnings generally vary between $9.23 per hour and $16.78. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly two in five enjoy medical while somewhere between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-seventh. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Electrician Helper Salary (?
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$16,638 - $38,809
(Median)
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34K
39K
MEDIAN: $27,000
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Electrician Helper Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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

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.
For many Electrician Helpers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. For Electrician Helpers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a solid majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one in ten of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 18%
New York
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National Average
$26,000
Atlanta
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Electrician Helpers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electrician Helpers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta.
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Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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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%