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Electrician Journeyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $21.72 per hour. Total cash compensation for Electrician Journeymans runs from $33K to $76K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrician Journeymans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,992 - $76,191
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,502
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$15.49 - $34.05
(Median)
$15
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,992 - $76,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,034  
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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$33,173 - $75,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $34.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.54  
Overtime
$21.83 - $49.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,034  
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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$33,173 - $75,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,711
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Construction Project Manager, where median pay is $70K annually. It is quite typical for Electrician Journeymans to transition into roles as Certified Electricians or Master Electricians, where reported median earnings are $2K and $7K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $45K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrician Journeymans make a median salary of $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Electrician Journeymans that is 86 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 Chicago (+51 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (15 percent lower) and Atlanta (14 percent lower).

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
$48,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries




Blueprints
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Commercial
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$48,000

Residential
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 474 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 31%