Journeyman Electrician Salary Hawaii: Are You Missing Out? 

Journeyman Electrician Salary Hawaii

Did you know that a journeyman electrician salary in Hawaii is among the highest in the region? This is because of increasing demand in the construction sector. Construction of both residential and commercial properties is projected to grow by 13% until the year 2024. If you continue with your electrical training in Hawaii, you can become an independent contractor with a yearly wage of $107,000. When compared to other professions, electricians in Hawaii are better paid: 

  • Electric Powerhouse and Substation Repairers: $107,030 
  • Commercial and Industrial Equipment Electricians: $71,330 
  • Automotive glass installers and Repairers: $44,100 
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers: $47,310 
  • Tailors: $40,000

To become a journeyman electrician in Hawaii you must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Accumulate the required classroom hours 
  • Accumulate the required work experience 
  • Sit for a Journeyman Exam 

1. Accumulating the Required Classroom Hours 

Before you qualify as a journeyman, the state of Hawaii requires that you have at least 240 hours of classroom training. This means you will have to enroll in a technical college and earn a certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology {EIMT}. 

Classroom training will enable you to work in the following enterprises:

  • Construction and Maintenance Companies 
  • Electrical Appliance Shops 
  • Utility companies 
Journeyman Electrician Salary Hawaii

2. Accumulating the Required Work Experience

This can be done through the Hawaii Electricians Training Fund {HETF}. The main aim of the fund is to nurture and develop aspiring electricians while at the same time ensuring professional standards are met. To be eligible for an apprenticeship program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a high school GED 
  • Pass a general aptitude test 
  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Pass an oral interview 
  • Be physically fit to become an electrician. 

According to the Board of Electricians and Plumbers, to be eligible to sit for a Journeyman exam, you must have work experience of at least 4 years {8,000 hours} if you want to become a Journey worker  Industrial electrician. If you want to become a journey worker speciality electrician you must have work experience of 6,000 hours.  

Once you gain the required minimum experience, fill and submit this application and if it is accepted, you will be invited to sit for an exam. Expect to be evaluated in areas such as:

Journeyman Electrician Salary Hawaii 

If you pass the exam, you will be awarded a Journeyman License. Expect your journeyman electrician salary Hawaii to be around $40 per hour or a yearly wage of $43,600 - $57,000 depending on your location and experience.

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