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Electrician Journeyman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Journeymans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.95 per hour nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career length and the particular employer. For the most part, Electrician Journeymans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,647 - $76,609
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,591
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$15.67 - $34.01
(Median)
$16
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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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
$31,647 - $76,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,021  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,000  
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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$33,549 - $76,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $34.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.54  
Overtime
$22.18 - $49.86  
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 - $2,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,000  
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).
)
$33,549 - $76,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,436

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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 who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. It is quite typical for Electrician Journeymans to transition into roles as Master Electricians or Certified Electricians, where reported median earnings are $6K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


For Electrician Journeymans, comfortable salaries can be found at M.C. Dean, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $51K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Industrial and Residential. The majority of those 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. Electrician Journeymans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Electrician Journeymans who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Electrician Journeymans in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 64 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+63 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Phoenix (12 percent less).

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




Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Commercial
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
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National Average
$49,000

Residential
up arrow 4%

Industrial
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 497 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
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%