Journeyman Electrician salary in United States

How much does a Journeyman Electrician make in the United States?

12.8k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2021
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The average salary for a journeyman electrician is $28.94 per hour in the United States and $10,500 overtime per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for journeyman electricians

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The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 79.37% since 2018. Journeyman Electricians with this skill earn +31.33% more than the average base salary, which is $28.94 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20125increase by 5
20136increase by 20.00%
201448increase by 700.00%
2015117increase by 143.75%
201645decrease by 61.54%
201761increase by 35.56%
201863increase by 3.28%
201913decrease by 79.37%

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Most common benefits for Journeyman Electricians

  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Paid sick time
  • Fuel discount
  • AD&D insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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67% of Journeyman electricians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How can a journeyman electrician earn more income?

A journeyman electrician can earn more income by:

  • Getting certifications
  • Being promoted
  • Looking for new opportunities in other organizations
  • Changing specialties
  • Starting an own venture
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