Electrical Apprentice Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrical Apprentices earn an average of $14.69 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Electrical Apprentices report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over one-half — do not have any health coverage, a little less than one-half do receive medical benefits and approximately one-third have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,940 - $58,958
$21K
$33K
$59K
MEDIAN: $33,129
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$10.95 - $19.64
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MEDIAN: $14.75
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$0$58K
Salary $20,940 - $58,958
Bonus $225.00 - $2,250
Profit Sharing $830
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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$23,334 - $44,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.95 - $19.64
Hourly Tips $0.26
Overtime $16.20 - $28.03
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $225.00 - $2,250
Profit Sharing $830
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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$23,334 - $44,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 973

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Job Description for Electrical Apprentice

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.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Apprentice


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Electrical Apprentices who advance into the role of an Electrical Foreman are fairly uncommon. Electrical Foremans on average earn $59K per year. Electrical Apprentices most often move into positions as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Apprentice


Electrical Apprentices seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Systems Troubleshooting, conduit bending, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like ELECTRICAL and Wiring. The majority of those who know Blueprints also know Electronic Equipment Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Apprentice

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Apprentice has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Apprentice with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 823 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Apprentice 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 105 salaries. An experienced Electrical Apprentice which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 49 salaries. An Electrical Apprentice with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,640

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

For those looking to make money, Electrical Apprentices in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Electrical Apprentices can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Electrical Apprentices in San Antonio earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baltimore (11 percent lower) and Richmond (9 percent lower).

Electrical Apprentice Reviews

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

Electrical Apprentice in Laurel:
"Eager to work an ready to grow with the the right company."
Pros: I love working as a unit and perfecting my craft by consisting bending pipe, troble shooting, run mc cables, and also installing outlets and switches.
Cons: Not having enough equipment amongest my crew.

Electrical Apprentice in Houston:
"The work of an electrical apprentice is not easy."
Pros: Work in Houston allows more opportunities if one job doesn't work out. And usually there is some type of transportation to and from work.
Cons: There is so much competition for the better jobs. And there is always so much traffic.

Electrical Apprentice in Seattle:
"It is very difficult working and going to school."
Pros: Meeting new people, accomplishing the creation of a new building.
Cons: Getting laid off, coworkers that dont work.

Electrical Apprentice in Rock Springs:
Pros: I love constantly learning new things every single day, I love the responsibility of the work we have to perform and the name the title I am striving to obtain.
Cons: I don't like the attitudes of my journeymen, the disrespect with how me and the other apprentice is treated and I feel like we should be paid more.

Electrical Apprentice in Lincoln:
"Sucks."
Pros: The money and getting to work with my hands.
Cons: Everyone is dumb, and the company cheats me from money and they lie.

Electrical Apprentice in New Hampshire:
"Poking for a raise."
Pros: I love the work and coworkers.
Cons: Hard to survive in this economy.

Electrical Apprentice in Fort Collins:
Pros: I like always learning new things.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Electrical Apprentice

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Electrical Apprentice Salaries

▲27%

Late-Career
▲22%

▲16%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Electrical Apprentice Salaries

Team Leadership
▲12%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲7%

conduit bending
▲5%


▲4%

▲4%

pipe bending
▲3%



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National Average
$32,000

Wiring
▼6%

ELECTRICAL
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 52%
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