How much does an Electrician make in California?

Average Electrician Yearly Salary in California

Electricians earn an average yearly salary of $64,685. Salaries typically start from $33,709 and go up to $101,940.

Average Electrician Hourly Wage in California

Electricians earn an average hourly wage of $31.10. Hourly wages typically start from $16.21 and go up to $49.01.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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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

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Electrician demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
1269
RATINGS
Electricians average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Electricians in the 74th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Electrician satisfaction

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Electrician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Electrician Earnings

The highest earning Electricians in California earn:

$49.01
an hour
$101,939.9
per year
Senior Electrician Earnings

Senior Electricians in California earn:

$39.99
an hour
$83,179.0
per year
Experienced Electrician Earnings

Experienced Electricians in California earn:

$28.78
an hour
$59,855.6
per year
Junior Electrician Earnings

Junior Electricians in California earn:

$22.00
an hour
$45,751.0
per year
Starting Electrician Earnings

Starting Electricians in California earn:

$16.21
an hour
$33,708.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Electrician Salary Comparison

Electricians earn more than 81% percent of similar careers in California.

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Architect Salary $93k
Surveyor Salary $86k
Building and Construction Inspector Salary $83k
Marine Electrician Salary $70k
Electrician Salary $64k
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Explosives Worker Salary $63k
Ironworker Salary $62k
Brickmason Salary $60k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)