Electrical Helper

License required in 2 states

86th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

95th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Electrical helpers help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill, which include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


Two states license electrical helpers: Maine and Minnesota. Both states set only fee and minimum age requirements: $96 in fees and 16 years of age in Maine and $14 in fees and 17 years of age in Minnesota. These burdens are the 86th most onerous of the 102 occupations studied here. Also, because so few states license electrical helpers, the occupation ranks as the 95th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Maine 2 $96 0 0 0 16
1 Minnesota 2 $14 0 0 0 17