Electrician Journeyman Salary

Male Electrician Journeymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.71 per hour in the United States. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Job satisfaction for Electrician Journeymans is high. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,718 - $77,265
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,097
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$16.20 - $34.64
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,718 - $77,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$24.66 - $4,562  
Commission
$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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$34,819 - $77,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $34.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.79  
Overtime
$23.11 - $51.00  
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
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$24.66 - $4,562  
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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$34,819 - $77,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,514
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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

  • 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 go on to become Electrical Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Electrical Project Managers is $77K 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


Berg Electric Corp. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $51K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $40K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $71K.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Survey results imply that Electrician Journeymans deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Industrial, Systems Troubleshooting, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 16 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Solar Energy / Solar Power and Residential. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Electrician Journeymans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. Electrician Journeymans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Electrician Journeymans who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

42%

28%

19%

9%

-4%

-5%

-9%

-10%

National Average: $50,385

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Electrician Journeymans that is 63 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrician Journeymans will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Boston (+19 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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
$50,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

Industrial
up arrow 20%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%


foreman
up arrow 11%


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Commercial
0%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000


Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 519 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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