Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $24.03 per hour. Total cash earnings of Electrician Journeymans range from $36K on the low end to $81K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $8K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Electrician Journeymans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,012 - $81,635
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,315
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$16.97 - $35.11
(Median)
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,012 - $81,635  
   
Bonus
$251.92 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $7,891  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$35,996 - $80,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $35.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51  
Overtime
$24.68 - $51.99  
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
$251.92 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $7,891  
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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$35,996 - $80,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,756
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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 do not often transition into Electrical Project Manager roles. The role averages $77K per year. Going from Electrician Journeyman to Master Electrician is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $57K. Many others choose to work as Certified Electricians, where pay is typically $50K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Dominating the field, Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., Berg Electric Corp., M.C. Dean, Inc., and Tradesmen International, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Electrician Journeymans. Electrician Journeymans flock to Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $71K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Survey results imply that Electrician Journeymans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with FIRE ALARM, Solar Energy / Solar Power, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 22 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing conduit bending as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electronic Equipment Installation and Residential also typically command lower compensation. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,973

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

With a pay rate for Electrician Journeymans that is 38 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 (+32 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), and Seattle (+25 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (12 percent lower) and Dallas (7 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
$52,000



Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

FIRE ALARM
up arrow 25%

Solar Energy / Solar Power
up arrow 22%


foreman
up arrow 13%

Industrial
up arrow 8%



Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Commercial
0%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$52,000

Residential
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 14%

conduit bending
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 308 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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