Electrician Journeyman Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $24.04 per hour. In the world of Electrician Journeymans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $81K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and tenure. Although around one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Electrician Journeymans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$35,129 - $84,110|
|Bonus||$252.41 - $7,000|
|Profit Sharing||$100.67 - $5,128|
|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).)
|$36,387 - $81,320|
|Hourly Rate||$17.11 - $35.25|
|Overtime||$24.40 - $51.05|
|Bonus||$252.41 - $7,000|
|Profit Sharing||$100.67 - $5,128|
|Total Pay (||$36,387 - $81,320|
Job Description for Electrician Journeyman
Electrician journeymen are responsible for conducting tests and inspections of electrical systems and equipment, as well as troubleshooting in a variety of work areas. They must always follow strict safety procedures to prevent workplace incidents, and often use tools such as pliers and screwdrivers to disconnect equipment.Read More...
Exceptional technical skills are important for these journeymen to identify electrical issues and proceed with prompt repair. They must work well in team settings to complete objectives within given time-frames and generally use a personal computer to verify currents, energy, and other settings, as well as shut down electrical systems before beginning repairs. Other tasks may include analyzing circuits to determine functionality, fixing HVAC systems, changing switches and generators, using multi-testers, and fixing A/C and D/C systems.
Electrician journeymen should have strong communication skills to interpret results and communicate their progress to supervisors and co-workers. They must how to read diagrams and schemes to facilitate the localization of relays and batteries, and ensure that all electrical installations follow established standards. They are skilled in identifying potential electrical hazards and successfully containing them and also use strong multitasking abilities to prioritize projects. However, they should also perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision. An associate's or bachelor's degree in electrical systems is generally required for this work, and hands-on experience is how many careers are built following education. Professional certifications are also helpful.
Electrician Journeyman Tasks
- Install and troubleshoot control wiring from drawings.
- Troubleshoot motor and controls.
- Layout and prepare equipment for installation.
- Install feeder wires.
Common Career Paths for Electrician Journeyman
While not commonly seen, Electrician Journeymans who transition into an Electrical Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Electrical Project Managers is $76K per year. Becoming a Master Electrician is, more often than not, the most common role that Electrician Journeymans move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $57K. Another frequent advance is for Electrician Journeymans to assume a Certified Electrician role; in this role, workers often earn $50K.
Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman
Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., M.C. Dean, Inc., Berg Electric Corp., and Tradesmen International, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Electrician Journeymans. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $71K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Berg Electric Corp., Electric Co., and IES Commercial Inc., top-paying firms where Electrician Journeymans rake in a $58K, $51K, or $51K, respectively.
JMEG, M.C. Dean, Inc., and IES Commercial Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $46K, $51K, and $51K.
Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman
Survey takers working as Electrician Journeymans report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Solar Energy / Solar Power, FIRE ALARM, and Industrial are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 24 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Team Leadership as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Electronic Equipment Installation also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman
Pay by Experience for an Electrician Journeyman has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician Journeyman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 636 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician Journeyman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,118 salaries. An experienced Electrician Journeyman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 1,311 salaries. An Electrician Journeyman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 688 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrician Journeymans, 33 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Chicago (+22 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Phoenix and 6 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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