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Alaska Electrical License

Do you know that an Alaska electrical license gives you the power to bid for multimillion-dollar projects?  Did you also know that it's eligible in more than 10 states? With an Alaska electrician license, you will enjoy life with a silver spoon because your salary will be around $115,950 a year. If you compare this with other professions in Alaska, it is clear that electricians have a higher standard of living: 

  • Electrical Engineers: $115,950 
  • Electric Power line Installers and Repairers: $86,610 
  • Electrical and Electronics Substation Repairers: $81,830 
  • Biological Technicians: $44,150 
  • Social and Human Service Assistants: $37,710 
  • Construction Laborers: $50,450 

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1. Required Journeyman Experience

The first Alaska Electrical License that you will need is a journeyman license. To become a journeyman, you are required to enroll in an electrician trade school for at least 1,400 hours. We know how hard it is to enroll in the best electrician schools in Alaska. It is for this we will connect you to an accredited school if you fill in your details in the form below. 

You will also require to have a work experience of at least 4 years {4,000 hours}. The best way to gain this experience is by joining an apprenticeship program through the Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and & Training Trust {AJEATT}. 

Once you have met the minimum requirements you can apply for a journeyman license using this application. The department of labour will then invite you for an exam and issue you with a Journeyman license if you get a pass mark of 70%. 

2. Residential Alaska Electrical License 

As a Residential Contractor, you will only be eligible to work in residential sites. The following requirements must be met to get a residential electrical license using this application form.

  • Have at least 4,000 hours of work experience 
  • Have at least 500 hours of classroom training 

The department of Labor and Works will then invite you to sit for an electrical exam with a 70% pass mark. 

3. Becoming an Independent Contractor 

To become an independent contractor, you can either hire a master electrician or obtain an Alaska Business license using this form. Once you complete your application, you will be required to sit for an independent contractor exam facilitated by PSI.  

4. Alaska Electrician Salaries 

  • Electrical Engineers: $115,950 
  • Electrical Power line Installers and Repairers: $86,610 
  • Electrical and Electronics Powerhouse and Substation Repairers: $81,830 
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters: $79,620 
  • Helper Electricians: $40,500 
  • General Electricians: $77,180 

An Alaska electrical license offers the holder an opportunity to retire comfortably. The license is also applicable in states such as Montana, Utah, Minnesota and Arkansas. To start your electrician training in Alaska fill the form below and we will connect you to an accredited school in your area. 

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