Apprentice Electrician Salary

One of the great benefits of becoming an apprentice electrician is that even while you’re learning you’re still being paid! The average trainee electrician salary normally starts at 50% of what a licensed electrician would make and it goes up depending on how long you’ve been an electrician.

What Is the Average Apprentice Electrician Salary?

When you first start your apprenticeship your electrician salary will be half of what a Journeyman electrician would be paid. Although it varies depending on your location this generally works out to somewhere between $15.00 and $20.00 per hour which is $31,200 to $41,600 per year.

As you gain experience as an electrician you will be able to contribute more to the actual work and as your contributions increase so does your compensation. The average 2nd year electrician salary is $37,400 – $45,800 which is $18.00 to $22.00 per hour respectively.

A 3rd year electrician salary starts at $41,600 per year and goes up to $50,000. This works out to between $20 and $24 per hour.

Finally, in the fourth year an electrician can expect to be paid up to $25 per hour which comes to $52,000 per year.

These figures are rough average and you could be paid more or less depending on your location, the availability of positions, competition, and the rules and regulations of your Union or Guild. These electrician salary figures were calculated assuming the apprenticeship will consist of full-time (40 hours per week) work, which may not be the case.

If you’re interested in becoming an electrician it’s a good idea to contact your local electrician union, guild, or trade school and ask about what the electricians salaries are in your area.