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Highest Paying Industries for Electricians

The top 100 highest paying industries for electricians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $89,130, other amusement and recreation industries is the highest paying industry for electricians. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $87,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of electricians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Electricians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$89,130
n/a
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$87,090
690
3 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,470
n/a
4 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$82,170
120
5 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$81,290
1,060
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$76,900
50
7 Tobacco Manufacturing
$76,630
370
8 Lessors of Real Estate
$75,700
530
9 Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
$74,900
30
10 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$73,530
70
11 Information
$72,040
2,370
12 Utilities
$69,320
7,030
13 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$69,170
30
14 Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,950
510
15 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$68,650
1,670
16 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$68,650
1,670
17 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$68,230
4,480
18 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$67,840
660
19 Scientific Research and Development Services
$67,840
660
20 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$67,630
6,120
21 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$67,000
990
22 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,960
1,470
23 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$66,560
60
24 Real Estate
$66,300
900
25 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$65,260
140
26 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$65,240
3,850
27 Beverage Manufacturing
$65,190
620
28 Finance and Insurance
$64,940
150
29 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$64,850
240
30 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$64,680
120
31 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$64,280
190
32 Other Pipeline Transportation
$64,260
n/a
33 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$64,240
n/a
34 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,180
340
35 Insurance Carriers
$63,950
80
36 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$63,950
80
37 Spectator Sports
$63,650
280
38 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$63,550
800
39 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$63,440
1,110
40 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$63,190
150
41 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$63,140
1,110
42 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$62,560
410
43 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$61,940
40
44 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$61,080
120
45 Metal Ore Mining
$60,990
1,360
46 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$60,870
190
47 Support Activities for Mining
$60,850
3,410
48 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,730
15,860
49 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$60,490
190
50 Newspaper Publishers
$60,280
180
51 Testing Laboratories
$59,980
80
52 Mining
$59,800
9,720
53 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,700
350
54 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$59,570
1,310
55 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$59,300
5,750
56 Rail Transportation
$59,140
2,650
57 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,030
5,240
58 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,990
13,870
59 Coal Mining
$58,980
3,680
60 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$58,970
100
61 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$58,830
5,810
62 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,680
80
63 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,630
60
64 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$58,570
4,170
65 Transportation and Warehousing
$58,340
3,640
66 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,190
380
67 Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,190
380
68 Postal Service (federal government)
$58,020
60
69 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$57,860
160
70 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$57,840
1,440
71 Chemical Manufacturing
$57,720
2,880
72 Animal Food Manufacturing
$57,690
190
73 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,630
2,890
74 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,390
17,990
75 Educational Services - Privately owned
$57,310
2,080
76 Facilities Support Services
$57,220
760
77 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,140
130
78 Rental and Leasing Services
$57,080
210
79 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$57,010
1,840
80 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$56,930
220
81 Utility System Construction
$56,920
7,110
82 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,730
21,430
83 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,730
21,430
84 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$56,610
430
85 Pipeline Transportation
$56,550
250
86 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$56,480
8,390
87 Paper Manufacturing
$56,450
2,190
88 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$56,350
140
89 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$56,290
200
90 Performing Arts Companies
$56,280
840
91 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$56,280
720
92 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$56,130
1,480
93 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$56,070
70
94 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$56,050
860
95 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,920
1,220
96 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$55,840
350
97 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,810
560
98 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$55,770
30
99 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$55,770
250
100 Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,750
2,730
See also: Highest paying cities for electricians.