Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 47-3013 Helpers--Electricians
Help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools. Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter. Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering. Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools. Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches. Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools. Clean work area and wash parts. Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order. Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck. Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver. Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools. Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools. Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring. Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment. Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports. Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle. Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.58   Entry $21,992.00
Mean $13.69   Mean $28,484.00
Experience $15.25 Experience $31,740.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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