The average hourly pay for an Electrical Apprentice is $15.34.
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What Do Electrical Apprentices Do?
Electrical apprentices assist and learn from trained electricians. Their duties include measuring, cutting and bending wire; maintaining tools and equipment; examining electrical units; drilling; and digging holes and trenches. They also conduct installation and maintenance for various electrical systems, break up concrete and clear out materials, solder connections, and handle positioning equipment, constructing controllers, and panels. They may also operate welding equipment.
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Electrical Apprentice Tasks
- Prepare and run string wiring.
- Work safely around the ground mount structure and panels to prepare wire stripping, and connecting and run wiring.
- Perform all live electrical work.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Apprentice
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Apprentice are from the companies Electric Co., Tradesmen International, Inc. and Faith Technologies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Berg Electric Corp. where the average pay is $19.22. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Faith Technologies, Inc. and Watson Electric Inc., earning around $16.59 and $16.22, respectively. Metropower pays the lowest at around $11.75. Electric Co. and Tradesmen International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.50 and $15.72, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Apprentices?
Skills in Commercial, Troubleshooting and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Equipment Installation and Residential.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Apprentices?
An entry-level Electrical Apprentice with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.74 based on 107 salaries. An early career Electrical Apprentice with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.26 based on 1,278 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Apprentice with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.98 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Electrical Apprentice with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.64 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Electrical Apprentice in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 12.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (12.3% more) and Dallas, Texas (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.1% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,630 survey responses.