The Differences Between a Journeyman and a Master Electrician

What is a journeyman electrician?

Job responsibilities of a journeyman electrician include: installing wiring and electrical components, repairing and replacing old wiring and fixtures, reading blueprints and planning electrical installations or updates.

What is a master electrician?

In addition to many of the responsibilities listed above, master electricians serve in a supervisory role. To earn the licensure of master electrician, additional training and education is needed. On average, it takes between two to five years to achieve such certification. This will vary by state.

Job responsibilities of a master electrician include: meeting with other contractors to determine the scope of details of projects, coordinate projects with suppliers and permit offices and schedule work assignments among journeyman and apprentice electricians.