Men account for the majority of Electrician Journeymans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.06 per hour. In the world of Electrician Journeymans, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $7K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,261 - $83,144
$34K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,111
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$17.09 - $35.14
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$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,261 - $83,144  
   
Bonus
$252.16 - $5,171  
Profit Sharing
$50.50 - $6,500  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$36,263 - $81,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $35.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$24.69 - $51.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$252.16 - $5,171  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$50.50 - $6,500  
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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$36,263 - $81,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,784

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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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Electrician Journeymans who advance into the role of an Electrical Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Electrical Project Managers on average earn $76K per year. Going from Electrician Journeyman to Master Electrician is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $57K. Many others choose to work as Certified Electricians, where pay is typically $50K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Electrician Journeymans include Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., Berg Electric Corp., M.C. Dean, Inc., and Tradesmen International, Inc. Electrician Journeymans seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc, where the average salary comes to $71K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Berg Electric Corp. at $57K, Electric Co. at $51K, and IES Commercial Inc., where Electrician Journeymans annually earn $51K.

Workers at JMEG, M.C. Dean, Inc., and IES Commercial Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $46K, $51K, and $51K respectively.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know FIRE ALARM can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Solar Energy / Solar Power and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 13 percent and 24 percent. Those listing conduit bending as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electronic Equipment Installation and Residential also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Blueprints are, more often than not, also skilled in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrician Journeymans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Electrician Journeymans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,211

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Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Electrician Journeymans in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and Seattle (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (11 percent lower) and Dallas (6 percent lower).

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 319 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Electrician Journeyman Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 24%

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 24%


foreman
up arrow 12%

Industrial
up arrow 10%





Commercial
0%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$52,000


Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 15%

conduit bending
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 319 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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