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What You Need to Know About Electrician Helper

Career Description Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Daily Life Of an Electrician Helper

  • Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
  • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
  • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
  • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.

What Skills Do You Need to Work as an Electrician Helper?

When polled, Electrician Helpers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Utilities Ground Worker
  • Electrical Sign Wirer Helper
  • Electrician’s Assistant
  • Electrical Assistant
  • Electrician Assistant

Job Demand for Electrician Helpers

There were about 73,200 jobs for Electrician Helper in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.5% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 7,700 new jobs for Electrician Helper by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 11,500 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Electrician Helper are Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, North Dakota, or New Hampshire. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of an Electrician Helper

Electrician Helpers make between $22,010 and $47,080 a year.

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Electrician Helpers who work in Hawaii, Connecticut, or Washington, make the highest salaries.

How much do Electrician Helpers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $28,530
Alaska $40,130
Arizona $33,050
Arkansas $24,040
California $37,970
Colorado $36,950
Connecticut $40,760
Delaware $33,020
District of Columbia $39,430
Florida $31,350
Georgia $29,490
Hawaii $46,290
Idaho $39,700
Illinois $32,540
Indiana $29,430
Iowa $33,310
Kansas $30,570
Kentucky $31,440
Louisiana $33,320
Maine $31,060
Maryland $31,650
Massachusetts $37,630
Michigan $33,260
Minnesota $38,460
Mississippi $29,010
Missouri $36,260
Montana $31,700
Nebraska $33,300
Nevada $34,410
New Hampshire $29,010
New Jersey $36,490
New Mexico $31,810
New York $39,470
North Carolina $29,800
North Dakota $37,890
Ohio $28,480
Oklahoma $35,670
Oregon $36,840
Pennsylvania $31,200
South Carolina $29,740
South Dakota $28,760
Tennessee $31,820
Texas $32,790
Utah $33,820
Vermont $34,580
Virginia $30,510
Washington $49,850
West Virginia $38,410
Wisconsin $35,910
Wyoming $32,310

Tools & Technologies Used by Electrician Helpers

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Electrician Helpers may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Recordkeeping software
  • Report generation software
  • Computer-aided drafting or design software

How do I Become an Electrician Helper?

Education needed to be an Electrician Helper:

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where Electrician Helpers Are Employed

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The table below shows the approximate number of Electrician Helpers employed by various industries.

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