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How much does an Electrician make in the United States?

Average Electrician Hourly Wage in the United States

Electricians earn a median hourly wage of $25.35. Hourly wages typically start from $15.29 and go up to $43.47.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Electrician Yearly Salary in the United States

Electricians earn a median salary of $52,720 per year. Salaries typically start from $31,800 and go up to $90,420.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Electricians will always be in great demand. New technologies pop up on a regular basis. Besides, there are still huge areas that are not covered in electricity, so the expansion is very likely to last for many decades.

Electricians typically earn more than other trades, even more than plumbers, carpenters, and bricklayers. The top 10 percent of electricians earned at least $82,680 per year. More than 69 percent of the electricians in the United States worked in the building equipment contractors industry where they earned average annual salaries of $52,600. Those who worked in the business schools and computer and management training industry were highly compensated with average salaries of $79,250 per year.

An oilfield electrician might earn up to $80,000 a year. On a different note, field service electricians make up to $102,000. Other general salaries for electricians may include: $45,000 for electrician control technicians, $50,000 for road electricians, and $25,000 for rig electricians.

Employment Type Mix

88%
Full-Time
12%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
852
RATINGS
Electricians average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Electricians in the 73th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Electrician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Electrician Earnings

The highest earning Electricians in the United States earn:

$43.47
an hour
$90,420
per year
Senior Electrician Earnings

Senior Electricians in the United States earn:

$33.49
an hour
$69,670
per year
Experienced Electrician Earnings

Experienced Electricians in the United States earn:

$25.35
an hour
$52,720
per year
Junior Electrician Earnings

Junior Electricians in the United States earn:

$19.02
an hour
$39,570
per year
Starting Electrician Earnings

Starting Electricians in the United States earn:

$15.29
an hour
$31,800
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Electrician salary comparison

Electricians earn more than 73% percent of Trades careers. Electrician salaries are in the top 57% of all careers in the United States.

Elevator Mechanic Salary $80k
Avionics Technician Salary $60k
Electrician Salary $52k
Radio Mechanic Salary $52k
Wellhead Pumper Salary $49k
Pump Operator Salary $43k
Cement Mason Salary $39k
Log Grader Salary $37k
Cabinetmaker Salary $33k
Sewing Machine Operator Salary $23k
Source:

Historical salary for Electricians in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Electrician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Electrician Salary in New York $32.23 $67,030 # 1
Electrician Salary in New Jersey $30.07 $62,550 # 2
Electrician Salary in Oregon $32.34 $67,260 # 3
Electrician Salary in Washington $30.45 $63,340 # 4
Electrician Salary in Minnesota $31.85 $66,250 # 5
Electrician Salary in Nevada $28.92 $60,150 # 6
Electrician Salary in Montana $28.47 $59,220 # 7
Electrician Salary in North Dakota $27.89 $58,020 # 8
Electrician Salary in Pennsylvania $26.67 $55,470 # 9
Electrician Salary in Missouri $29.81 $62,010 # 10
Electrician Salary in Wyoming $27.98 $58,190 # 11
Electrician Salary in Wisconsin $28.03 $58,310 # 12
Electrician Salary in Rhode Island $25.26 $52,540 # 13
Electrician Salary in New Hampshire $24.85 $51,690 # 14
Electrician Salary in Utah $25.29 $52,600 # 15
Electrician Salary in Ohio $24.28 $50,510 # 16
Electrician Salary in West Virginia $24.16 $50,260 # 17
Electrician Salary in New Mexico $23.39 $48,650 # 18
Electrician Salary in Virginia $23.21 $48,270 # 19
Electrician Salary in Oklahoma $23.47 $48,810 # 20
Electrician Salary in Vermont $23.05 $47,940 # 21
Electrician Salary in Mississippi $23.63 $49,150 # 22
Electrician Salary in Nebraska $21.76 $45,260 # 23
Electrician Salary in Tennessee $21.83 $45,400 # 24
Electrician Salary in South Dakota $21.83 $45,410 # 25
Electrician Salary in Texas $21.16 $44,020 # 26
Electrician Salary in South Carolina $20.36 $42,340 # 27
Electrician Salary in North Carolina $19.95 $41,500 # 28
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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