Electrician Journeyman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrician Journeymans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.71 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the particular employer. Nearly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Electrician Journeymans claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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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 transition into an Electrical Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $77K per year. It is not unusual for an Electrician Journeyman to become a Master Electrician or a Certified Electrician.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Berg Electric Corp. pays the most with a median salary of $51K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $40K to a high of $71K.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans seem to exploit a large range 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. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman

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


For Electrician Journeymans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. 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.

For those looking to make money, Electrician Journeymans in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. 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 ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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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