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.
|Salary||$33,917 - $84,296|
|Bonus||$298.57 - $6,183|
|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).)
|$36,961 - $81,373|
|Hourly Rate||$17.42 - $35.44|
|Overtime||$24.74 - $51.71|
|Bonus||$298.57 - $6,183|
|Profit Sharing||$402.68 - $5,128|
|Total Pay (||$36,961 - $81,373|
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
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.
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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., 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
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).
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