Electrician Journeyman Salary

Male Electrician Journeymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.21 per hour in the United States. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Electrician Journeymans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,816 - $75,606

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$15.90 - $34.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,816 - $75,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,001  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $4,500  
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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$34,097 - $76,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.90 - $34.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.88  
Overtime
$22.53 - $50.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,001  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $4,500  
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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$34,097 - $76,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,396
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Job Description for Electrician Journeyman

An Electrician Journeyman is someone who enjoys working in the field of electronics in a real, hands-on fashion and has a Journeyman License. Though the term “Journeyman” may be misleading, the position is open to both men and women. An Electrician Journeyman spends a lot of time out in the field, working to install and troubleshoot wiring from drawings. S/he needs to knows how to install feeder wires, and layout and prepare equipment for installation. And as in many hands-on type of positions, the Electrician Journeyman needs to be able to fix problems as they come up. Electrician Journeymen need to be able to comply with any and all safety issues whether working in the field or not. The position of Electrician Journeyman is open to someone who can identify different colored wires, can bend conduit by hand with benders and is thoroughly comfortable, trained and able to use all manner of power tools, including threaders, saws, hydraulic benders and knockout punches. An Electrician Journeyman needs to be willing and able to work outdoors in any and all types of weather. This person needs to be able to be a team player, work well with others, including other contractors from other arenas, and needs to be responsible with any permits and regular paperwork.


Electrician Journeyman Tasks

  • Layout and prepare equipment for installation.
  • Install feeder wires.
  • Install and troubleshoot control wiring from drawings.
  • Troubleshoot motor and controls.

Common Career Paths for Electrician Journeyman


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Electrician Journeymans who go on to become Electrical Superintendents may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Electrical Superintendents is $76K annually. An Electrician Journeyman may also move into a role as a Master Electrician or a Certified Electrician.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


M.C. Dean, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $51K.

Offering a median salary of only $43K, Electric Co. pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $29K to $60K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Survey results suggest that Electrician Journeymans put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Industrial, Controls, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Residential. The majority of those who know Blueprints also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Electrician Journeymans, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $47K. For Electrician Journeymans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Electrician Journeymans in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+47 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Phoenix and 11 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Electrician Journeyman Reviews

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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Experience Affects Electrician Journeyman Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries


Industrial
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Blueprints
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Commercial
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 506 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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