Electrician Helper Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Electrician Helpers earn an average of $12.08 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.23 per hour to $16.78. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 40 percent enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and 15 percent get vision benefits. Most Electrician Helpers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Electrician Helper Salary (?
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$16,638 - $38,809
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MEDIAN: $27,000
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Electrician Helper Salary (?
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$9.23 - $16.78
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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.
For Electrician Helpers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting out, salaries fall in the $25K range but grow to $30K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $31K. After 20 years of work in the field, Electrician Helpers typically earn $35K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. 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. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
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National Average
$26,000
Atlanta
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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Electrician Helpers, 18 percent higher than the national average. 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.

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
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%
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