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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an apprentice electrician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.86 an hour? That's $32,983 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 10% and produce 74,100 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Apprentice Electrician Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an apprentice electrician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 21.8% of apprentices electrician included electrical systems, while 15.4% of resumes included hand tools, and 15.1% of resumes included run conduit. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the apprentice electrician job title. But what industry to start with? Most apprentices electrician actually find jobs in the construction and hospitality industries.

How To Become an Apprentice Electrician

If you're interested in becoming an apprentice electrician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 12.5% of apprentices electrician have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.2% of apprentices electrician have master's degrees. Even though some apprentices electrician have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an apprentice electrician. When we researched the most common majors for an apprentice electrician, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on apprentice electrician resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an apprentice electrician. In fact, many apprentice electrician jobs require experience in a role such as electrician. Meanwhile, many apprentices electrician also have previous career experience in roles such as electrical apprentice or cashier.

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Average Salary
$32,983
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
10%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
11,803
Job Openings

Apprentice Electrician Career Paths

Top Careers Before Apprentice Electrician

Cashier
8.4 %

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Average Salary for an Apprentice Electrician

Apprentices Electrician in America make an average salary of $32,983 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $41,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $26,000 per year.
Average Salary
$32,983

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Santa Rosa, CA
Salary Range40k - 60k$49k$49,155
Tewksbury, MA
Salary Range40k - 56k$47k$47,467
Spokane, WA
Salary Range33k - 51k$42k$41,511
Lafayette, IN
Salary Range30k - 41k$35k$35,448
Dundalk, MD
Salary Range29k - 42k$35k$35,430
Colorado Springs, CO
Salary Range29k - 42k$35k$35,359
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$60k

Recently Added Salaries

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Apprentice Electrician
Apprentice Electrician
Ultimate LLC
Ultimate LLC
03/30/2021
03/30/2021
$37,56603/30/2021
$37,566
Electrician Apprentice
Electrician Apprentice
Tradesmen International, Inc.
Tradesmen International, Inc.
03/29/2021
03/29/2021
$33,39203/29/2021
$33,392
Commercial Apprentice Electricians
Commercial Apprentice Electricians
Tradestar, Inc.
Tradestar, Inc.
03/24/2021
03/24/2021
$37,56603/24/2021
$37,566
Apprentice Electrician
Apprentice Electrician
Winn-Marion Companies
Winn-Marion Companies
03/23/2021
03/23/2021
$33,39203/23/2021
$33,392
Electrician & Skilled Trade Apprentice
Electrician & Skilled Trade Apprentice
American Residential Services
American Residential Services
03/19/2021
03/19/2021
$31,30503/19/2021
$31,305
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Apprentice Electrician Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming an Apprentice Electrician. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write an Apprentice Electrician Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Apprentice Electrician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Apprentice Electrician Demographics

Gender

male

89.1 %

female

7.1 %

unknown

3.8 %

Ethnicity

White

67.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

21.5 %

Black or African American

6.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.9 %

French

3.9 %

Dakota

3.7 %
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Apprentice Electrician Education

Degrees

Certificate

31.5 %

High School Diploma

30.8 %

Associate

16.3 %
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Best States For an Apprentice Electrician

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as an apprentice electrician. The best states for people in this position are Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, and Hawaii. Apprentices electrician make the most in Massachusetts with an average salary of $47,694. Whereas in California and Minnesota, they would average $46,529 and $45,868, respectively. While apprentices electrician would only make an average of $45,697 in Hawaii, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. North Dakota

Total Apprentice Electrician Jobs:
56
Highest 10% Earn:
$60,000
Location Quotient:
1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Hawaii

Total Apprentice Electrician Jobs:
55
Highest 10% Earn:
$55,000
Location Quotient:
1.6
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Montana

Total Apprentice Electrician Jobs:
88
Highest 10% Earn:
$57,000
Location Quotient:
1.85
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Apprentice Electrician Employers

1. IBEW
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$33,777
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
672+
2. Tradesmen International
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$34,751
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
277+
3. IES
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$33,415
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
99+
4. Miller Electric
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$43,238
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
90+
5. Fisk
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$33,593
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
75+
6. M.C. Dean
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$33,818
Apprentice Electricians Hired: 
73+

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Updated October 2, 2020