Electrician Helper Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrician Helpers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.83 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Electrician Helpers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third enjoy medical while somewhere between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-fifth. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,327 - $118,359
$20K
$31K
$120K
MEDIAN: $30,521
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$9.88 - $18.31
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.93
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$0$118K
Salary $20,327 - $118,359
Bonus $10.00 - $3,000
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$20,741 - $42,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.88 - $18.31
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $14.76 - $27.19
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $10.00 - $3,000
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$20,741 - $42,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 625

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Job Description for Electrician Helper

Electrician helpers are employed in many service industries, and positions are typically available to applicants who may lack educational backgrounds. Some companies expect applicants to have a GED or high school diploma, while many others will not. Depending on the particular job and pay level, many will require experience in construction, electrical work, or other fields, but entry-level positions certainly have less-stringent requirements.

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Electrician Helper Tasks

  • Install and modify wiring by measuring, cutting, and drilling holes for safe, reliable placement.
  • Log activities and test results.
  • Prepare materials, clean work areas, and track supplies and inventory.
  • Use equipment like ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes to test and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Plan layout and installation of wiring and fixtures, under supervision.

Common Career Paths for Electrician Helper


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Electrician Helpers sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. Electrician Helpers typically move into roles as Electrician Journeymans or Electricians, and those positions pay $21K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Helper

Pay by Experience for an Electrician Helper has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician Helper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 511 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician Helper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Electrician Helper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries. An Electrician Helper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 12 salaries.

Electrician Helper Reviews

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

Electrician Helper in Anderson:
"Working as an Industrial Electrician's Helper."
Pros: There is a sense of accomplishment when your skills are utilized to complete a task.
Cons: When technicians or engineers talk down to you like your just some laborer. We do the things that they don't want to. The actual work that goes into making their jobs easier and there is lots of time a lack of recognition for that.

Electrician Helper in Brigantine:
"It is very hands on and can be very physical and tedius."
Pros: Terminating Panels and trouble shooting electrical problems.
Cons: Work atmosphere and slow paste days.

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Key Stats for Electrician Helper

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Electrician Helper Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$28,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Electrician Helper Salaries

Residential
▲15%

Blueprints
▲10%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲8%

Troubleshooting
▲6%


National Average
$28,000

electrician helper
▼12%

Wiring
▼12%

Helper
▼15%

ELECTRICAL
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 65%
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