Electrician Journeyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $24.04 per hour. In the world of Electrician Journeymans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $81K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and tenure. Although around one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Electrician Journeymans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,129 - $84,110
$35K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,725
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$17.11 - $35.25
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,129 - $84,110  
   
Bonus
$252.41 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,128  
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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$36,387 - $81,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $35.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$24.40 - $51.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$252.41 - $7,000  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $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).
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$36,387 - $81,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,696

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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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While not commonly seen, Electrician Journeymans who transition into an Electrical Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Electrical Project Managers is $76K per year. Becoming a Master Electrician is, more often than not, the most common role that Electrician Journeymans move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $57K. Another frequent advance is for Electrician Journeymans to assume a Certified Electrician role; in this role, workers often earn $50K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., M.C. Dean, Inc., Berg Electric Corp., and Tradesmen International, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Electrician Journeymans. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $71K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Berg Electric Corp., Electric Co., and IES Commercial Inc., top-paying firms where Electrician Journeymans rake in a $58K, $51K, or $51K, respectively.

JMEG, M.C. Dean, Inc., and IES Commercial Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $46K, $51K, and $51K.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Survey takers working as Electrician Journeymans report using a large range of professional skills. 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 29 percent, 24 percent, and 14 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. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know 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

National Average: $52,158

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrician Journeymans, 33 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Chicago (+22 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Phoenix and 6 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 321 votes.
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

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
▲29%

FIRE ALARM
▲24%

▲14%


▲6%

foreman
▲5%


▲1%


Commercial
▼0%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

▼4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼10%

Electrician
▼23%

Team Leadership
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 321 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: 36%
no benefits
None: 33%
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