$30,706
Avg. Salary
$14.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$501

Bonus

$599

Profit Sharing

$786

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Apprentice Electrician is $14.59 per hour.

The average pay for an Apprentice Electrician is $30,706 per year.

$10.80
10%
$14.59
50%
$19.71
90%
MEDIAN $14.59
$19k
10%
$31k
50%
$51k
90%
MEDIAN $30,706
$19,362 - $50,987
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$51K
MEDIAN: $30,706
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90%

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$10.80 - $19.71
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$0$50K
Salary $19,362 - $50,987
Bonus $102 - $1,960
Profit Sharing $36.00 - $2,500
Commission $786
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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$22,927 - $43,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 145
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.80 - $19.71
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $3.04
Overtime $15.33 - $29.38
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $102 - $1,960
Commission $786
Profit Sharing $36.00 - $2,500
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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$22,927 - $43,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,002

Job Description for Apprentice Electrician

An apprentice electrician will work with a licensed electrician and will perform any duties that are instructed. The apprentice will help the licensed electrician to install and maintain electrical systems. When repairs are needed, the apprentice will carry these out. The electrician will install wiring and will measure, cut, and manipulate the wiring to fit a certain context, such as receptacles, switches, transformers, or distribution boxes.

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Apprentice Electrician Tasks
  • Assist in wire pulls.
  • Handle and install materials under supervision of an assigned electrician.
  • Accurately identify colors of wire and conductors.
  • Mount and install assigned work, conduit, wires and strapping.
  • Keep all materials, tools and equipment, in an orderly fashion and maintain a clean work area at all times.

Popular Employer Salaries for Apprentice Electrician


Berg Electric Corp. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K.

Electric Co. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $41K.

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Electrician


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Apprentice Electricians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Electrical Project Manager. The average Electrical Project Manager brings home $76K per year. Electrician Journeymans or Electricians are common next-step roles for Apprentice Electricians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Electrician Journeymans is $18K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Electricians.

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Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician


Survey results imply that Apprentice Electricians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Controls, Industrial, Machine Operation, and conduit bending are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include pipe bending and Electrician. It is often found that people who know Commercial are also skilled in Residential and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Apprentice Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Apprentice Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 2,165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Apprentice Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 237 salaries. An experienced Apprentice Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 76 salaries. An Apprentice Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,265

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

For Apprentice Electricians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Apprentice Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent), Austin (+7 percent), Denver (+5 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Apprentice Electrician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Apprentice Electrician?

Apprentice Electrician in Newburgh:
"Probation Period."
Make sure you verify with your employer when you are off preliminary probation, so you can have a review that will hopefully result in a raise.

Apprentice Electrician in Des Moines:
"Good trade bad company."
Pros: I love nearly every aspect and plan on doing this the rest of my life.
Cons: The company that I'm employed by is a corporate head hunter, others through this company are poorly trained and have poor work ethic.

Apprentice Electrician in Indianapolis:
"Very hands on and easily understood...a profession I can wit."
Pros: The new experiences, on the job training, schooling, career opportunities.
Cons: Early risers, location of my job is very day in comparison to me.

Apprentice Electrician in Dallas:
"Electrical Jobs."
Pros: The scenery changes, no customers, and you're judged on the quality of your work.
Cons: The weather is your enemy, physically demanding, and can be pressured to produce results.

Apprentice Electrician in San Antonio:
"Simplicity."
Learn how to bend and run pipe. You will always have a career.

Apprentice Electrician in Mesa:
"Apprentice electrician."
Pros: I like the learning and the new challenges I face everyday.
Cons: I do not like the current pay scale .

Apprentice Electrician in Johannesburg:
Pros: Everything but wiring I like.
Cons: Cutting and chasing.

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Key Stats for Apprentice Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Apprentice Electrician Salaries

▲29%

▲22%

▲18%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Apprentice Electrician Salaries

Controls
▲16%

Industrial
▲11%

Machine Operation
▲8%


conduit bending
▲6%

▲4%


OSHA Compliance
▲3%

ELECTRICAL
▲3%


▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Residential
▼2%

Electrician
▼6%

pipe bending
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 49%