Electrician Journeyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $22.21 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Electrician Journeymans is high. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,906 - $75,751
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,346
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$15.90 - $34.24
(Median)
$16
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,906 - $75,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,894  
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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$34,052 - $76,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.90 - $34.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.88  
Overtime
$22.48 - $49.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,894  
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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$34,052 - $76,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,401
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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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For Electrician Journeymans, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. A common career progression for an Electrician Journeyman is to become a Master Electrician or a Certified Electrician. Compared to Electrician Journeymans, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $1K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


The biggest paychecks can be found at M.C. Dean, Inc. — the median salary there is $51K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Electric Co. — median pay is $44K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $37K and only reaching $61K.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Survey results suggest that Electrician Journeymans use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Industrial, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Residential. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are 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. 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. Electrician Journeymans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Electrician Journeymans who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Electrician Journeymans in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 65 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans will also find cushy salaries in New York (+48 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Employers in Phoenix and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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
up arrow 6%

Blueprints
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Residential
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 501 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
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 31%
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