Electrician Journeyman Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrician Journeymans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.35 per hour. In the world of Electrician Journeymans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $81K. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. While one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,917 - $84,296
$34K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,608
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50%
90%

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$17.42 - $35.44
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.35
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90%

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$0$84K
Salary $33,917 - $84,296
Bonus $298.57 - $6,183
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $5,128
Commission $1,000
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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$36,961 - $81,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 255
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $17.42 - $35.44
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $24.74 - $51.71
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $298.57 - $6,183
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $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).
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$36,961 - $81,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,768

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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.

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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


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Though it's uncommon, some Electrician Journeymans move into roles as Electrical Project Managers, where pay is an average $76K per year. As Electrician Journeymans progress in their field, many go on to become Master Electricians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $57K per year. Another common career choice for Electrician Journeymans is to move into a Certified Electrician role. Typically, Certified Electricians get paid $50K.

Electrician Journeyman Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Electrician Journeymans include Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., M.C. Dean, Inc., Berg Electric Corp., and Tradesmen International, Inc. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $71K. Electrician Journeymans will also find cushy salaries at Berg Electric Corp. (+$58K), Electric Co. (+$51K), and IES Commercial Inc. (+$51K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include JMEG at $46K, M.C. Dean, Inc. at $51K, and IES Commercial Inc., where $51K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 28 percent, 23 percent, and 13 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. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of 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

National Average: $52,678

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Electrician Journeymans that is 32 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrician Journeymans will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Electrician Journeyman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician Journeyman?

Electrician Journeyman in Vacaville:
"Great Job."
Pros: Everything! Working both indoors and outdoors, a lot of technical and thought provoking job tasks, high physical and mental demand, differing job tasks keeps work interesting, many different job locations with different coworkers. Great pay and great job diversity.
Cons: Potential hazards of job, which are mitigated through company safety initiatives...still a little scary to think about potential negative outcomes.

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Key Stats for Electrician Journeyman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 404 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Electrician Journeyman Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
▲28%

FIRE ALARM
▲23%

▲13%


▲5%

foreman
▲4%


▼0%


National Average
$53,000

Commercial
▼1%

Troubleshooting
▼1%

▼5%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼11%

Electrician
▼24%

Team Leadership
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 404 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%
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