Electrician Journeyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrician Journeymans earn an average of $24.41 per hour. In the world of Electrician Journeymans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $81K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of Electrician Journeymans claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, nearly one-third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,609 - $83,517
$32K
$52K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,481
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50%
90%

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$17.50 - $35.35
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.44
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$0$83K
Salary $31,609 - $83,517
Bonus $298.89 - $6,500
Profit Sharing $729 - $5,098
Commission $1,000
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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$36,963 - $81,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 260
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $17.50 - $35.35
Hourly Tips $0.49
Overtime $25.60 - $51.82
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $298.89 - $6,500
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $729 - $5,098
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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$36,963 - $81,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,806

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Job Description for Electrician Journeyman

Electrician journeymen are responsible for conducting tests and inspections of electrical systems and equipment, as well as troubleshooting in a variety of work areas. They must always follow strict safety procedures to prevent workplace incidents, and often use tools such as pliers and screwdrivers to disconnect equipment.

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Electrician Journeyman Tasks

  • Install and troubleshoot control wiring from drawings.
  • Troubleshoot motor and controls.
  • Layout and prepare equipment for installation.
  • Install feeder wires.

Common Career Paths for Electrician Journeyman


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While not commonly seen, Electrician Journeymans who transition into an Electrical Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Electrical Project Managers is $76K per year. The most common promotion for Electrician Journeymans is Master Electrician, a position that typically pays $57K annually. Another standard transition for Electrician Journeymans seeking advancement is to assume a Certified Electrician role, where pay is often $50K.

Electrician Journeyman Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician Journeyman


Electric Co., IES Commercial Inc., M.C. Dean, Inc., Berg Electric Corp., and Tradesmen International, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Electrician Journeymans. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $71K. Berg Electric Corp., Electric Co., and IES Commercial Inc. also offer top salaries for Electrician Journeymans. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $58K, $51K, and $51K, respectively.

JMEG, M.C. Dean, Inc., and IES Commercial Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $46K, $51K, and $51K.

Popular Skills for Electrician Journeyman


Electrician Journeymans report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Solar Energy / Solar Power, FIRE ALARM, and Industrial are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 23 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Team Leadership as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electrician and Electronic Equipment Installation also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Blueprints also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician Journeyman

Pay by Experience for an Electrician Journeyman has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician Journeyman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 636 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician Journeyman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,118 salaries. An experienced Electrician Journeyman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 1,311 salaries. An Electrician Journeyman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 688 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,894

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

With a pay rate for Electrician Journeymans that is 32 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Electrician Journeymans will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Phoenix and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Electrician Journeyman Reviews

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

Electrician Journeyman in Vacaville:
"Great Job."
Pros: Everything! Working both indoors and outdoors, a lot of technical and thought provoking job tasks, high physical and mental demand, differing job tasks keeps work interesting, many different job locations with different coworkers. Great pay and great job diversity.
Cons: Potential hazards of job, which are mitigated through company safety initiatives...still a little scary to think about potential negative outcomes.

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Key Stats for Electrician Journeyman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 438 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Electrician Journeyman Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Electrician Journeyman Salaries

Solar Energy / Solar Power
▲28%

FIRE ALARM
▲23%

▲13%


▲5%


foreman
▲3%

▼0%


National Average
$53,000

Troubleshooting
▼1%

Commercial
▼2%

▼6%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼12%

Electrician
▼24%

Team Leadership
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 438 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 32%
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