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Highest Paying States for Electricians

The highest paying states 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 of electricians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $79,340, Alaska is the highest paying state for electricians. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $77,860). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of electricians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Electricians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$79,340
$54,900 1,830
2 Illinois
$77,860
$37,770 20,330
3 Hawaii
$75,360
$45,290 3,890
4 District of Columbia
$68,600
$51,230 1,110
5 Oregon
$67,260
$38,750 7,480
6 New York
$67,030
$34,480 40,300
7 Minnesota
$66,250
$35,970 10,590
8 Massachusetts
$63,880
$36,000 15,320
9 California
$63,420
$35,560 60,620
10 Washington
$63,340
$34,440 15,160
11 New Jersey
$62,550
$36,330 15,140
12 Missouri
$62,010
$33,750 10,400
13 Nevada
$60,150
$40,130 6,370
14 Montana
$59,220
$39,000 2,090
15 Wisconsin
$58,310
$35,080 10,430
16 Wyoming
$58,190
$36,340 2,480
17 Michigan
$58,080
$30,410 20,370
18 North Dakota
$58,020
$35,640 3,920
19 Connecticut
$57,480
$31,130 6,800
20 Indiana
$56,930
$33,510 14,560
21 Pennsylvania
$55,470
$34,690 21,850
22 Delaware
$54,430
$34,900 1,800
23 Utah
$52,600
$33,860 8,510
24 Rhode Island
$52,540
$32,970 2,040
25 Kansas
$52,410
$33,180 5,680
26 Iowa
$51,850
$29,130 8,000
27 New Hampshire
$51,690
$31,400 2,070
28 Maryland
$50,590
$31,260 12,850
29 Ohio
$50,510
$29,680 22,650
30 West Virginia
$50,260
$29,180 3,590
31 Kentucky
$50,100
$31,440 8,130
32 Colorado
$49,400
$29,830 16,170
33 Mississippi
$49,150
$31,890 5,860
34 Louisiana
$48,930
$33,540 10,950
35 Oklahoma
$48,810
$27,630 6,280
36 New Mexico
$48,650
$28,910 3,720
37 Virginia
$48,270
$31,310 16,680
38 Vermont
$47,940
$33,110 1,140
39 Maine
$47,770
$35,350 1,950
40 Idaho
$47,530
$28,060 3,660
41 Arizona
$47,340
$30,690 10,800
42 Virgin Islands
$45,880
$34,230 100
43 South Dakota
$45,410
$31,350 2,050
44 Tennessee
$45,400
$30,760 10,800
45 Nebraska
$45,260
$28,600 4,980
46 Georgia
$45,250
$30,800 16,820
47 Texas
$44,020
$28,600 57,540
48 Alabama
$43,810
$29,970 9,050
49 South Carolina
$42,340
$27,700 7,520
50 North Carolina
$41,500
$30,570 14,080
51 Arkansas
$41,290
$23,860 5,620
52 Florida
$41,210
$27,590 35,080
53 Guam
$36,780
$30,680 490
54 Puerto Rico
$23,930
$16,920 1,430
See also: Highest paying industries for electricians, Top Paying Jobs in America.