Average Apprentice Electrician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Apprentice Electrician is $14.77.
MEDIAN $14.77
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
$102 - $1,980
Profit Sharing
$37 - $4,894
$0 - $475
Total Pay
$23,397 - $44,230

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Job Description for Apprentice Electrician

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.
The top respondents for the job title Apprentice Electrician are from the companies Electric Co., Tradesmen International, Inc. and Berg Electric Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Prism Electric where the average pay is $21.39. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Berg Electric Corp. and Cummings Electrical, earning around $18.61 and $16.54, respectively. Electric Co. pays the lowest at around $13.98. Facility Solutions Group and JMEG also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.25 and $15.10, respectively.

Career Paths

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Apprentice Electrician
Electrician Journeyman
Electrical Foreman
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician

Skills in Commercial, Residential, Troubleshooting, Blueprints and Electronic Equipment Installation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician

An entry-level Apprentice Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.21 based on 423 salaries. An early career Apprentice Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.72 based on 3,137 salaries. A mid-career Apprentice Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.71 based on 345 salaries. An experienced Apprentice Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.29 based on 136 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Apprentice Electrician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (9.7% more) and Houston, Texas (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

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