Electrician Journeyman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Journeymans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.23 per hour nationwide. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the specific company. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,976 - $76,021
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,379
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90%

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$15.91 - $34.32
(Median)
$16
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,976 - $76,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,014  
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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$34,067 - $76,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.91 - $34.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.88  
Overtime
$22.55 - $50.46  
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 - $2,014  
   
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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$34,067 - $76,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,415
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Electrical Superintendent. The latter position pays an average of $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


Electrician Journeymans seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at M.C. Dean, Inc., where the average salary comes to $51K.

Electric Co. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $44K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $61K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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 pay less than market rate include Residential. Most people 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrician Journeymans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. On average, Electrician Journeymans make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Electrician Journeymans with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


Electrician Journeymans will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+47 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Phoenix and 9 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

Residential
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 505 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: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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