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Electrician Journeyman Salary

Male Electrician Journeymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.03 per hour in the United States. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,930 - $75,841
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,735
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90%

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$15.73 - $34.11
(Median)
$16
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$31,930 - $75,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $4,983  
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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$33,655 - $76,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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
$15.73 - $34.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.54  
Overtime
$22.27 - $49.91  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $4,983  
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).
)
$33,655 - $76,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,414

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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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As Electrician Journeymans transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. Electrician Journeymans moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Master Electricians or Certified Electricians. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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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.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. 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.


Electrician Journeymans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Electrician Journeymans bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electrician Journeymans, 64 percent above the national average. Electrician Journeymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+57 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix and Atlanta (12 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
$49,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries




Industrial
up arrow 6%

Blueprints
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Commercial
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 498 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
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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