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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 $77,960, Hawaii is the highest paying state for electricians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $77,420). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Hawaii
$77,960
$47,380 3,470
2 District of Columbia
$77,420
$53,490 1,190
3 Illinois
$77,350
$38,430 22,810
4 Alaska
$75,540
$52,060 1,610
5 New York
$71,260
$36,030 41,920
6 Minnesota
$70,260
$35,820 10,790
7 Oregon
$69,910
$38,640 8,360
8 Missouri
$64,750
$34,970 11,180
9 California
$64,220
$35,480 63,060
10 Massachusetts
$63,030
$33,720 15,820
11 New Jersey
$62,420
$35,740 16,490
12 Washington
$61,860
$33,520 17,730
13 Montana
$59,940
$36,570 2,170
14 Nevada
$59,850
$41,360 6,310
15 North Dakota
$59,800
$36,940 3,540
16 Wisconsin
$59,510
$34,650 11,000
17 Delaware
$58,760
$35,110 1,910
18 Indiana
$58,720
$33,950 14,080
19 Michigan
$57,920
$29,890 22,780
20 Wyoming
$57,470
$34,930 2,240
21 Connecticut
$57,450
$30,480 7,070
22 Rhode Island
$57,020
$33,610 1,960
23 Pennsylvania
$56,890
$35,110 21,580
24 West Virginia
$55,520
$31,710 3,650
25 Kansas
$55,250
$32,860 5,320
26 Utah
$54,290
$33,690 9,430
27 Iowa
$53,550
$30,220 7,990
28 New Hampshire
$53,470
$33,070 2,150
29 Maryland
$52,480
$31,820 13,070
30 Colorado
$52,340
$31,290 15,070
31 Kentucky
$52,260
$31,880 8,870
32 Vermont
$51,920
$33,590 1,080
33 Mississippi
$50,700
$30,870 5,520
34 Ohio
$50,280
$28,410 24,170
35 Louisiana
$49,890
$33,800 11,470
36 Maine
$49,690
$35,400 1,870
37 Idaho
$49,370
$29,270 3,880
38 Oklahoma
$49,040
$25,840 5,970
39 New Mexico
$48,640
$29,480 4,030
40 Virginia
$48,110
$32,540 15,980
41 Texas
$47,380
$29,860 60,080
42 Virgin Islands
$47,370
$33,530 110
43 Arizona
$47,210
$31,860 10,400
44 Nebraska
$46,750
$28,940 4,960
45 Tennessee
$46,500
$30,510 11,750
46 Georgia
$45,920
$31,920 17,330
47 South Dakota
$44,580
$31,350 2,230
48 Alabama
$44,440
$30,540 8,670
49 Arkansas
$43,530
$25,480 5,730
50 South Carolina
$43,390
$27,210 8,850
51 North Carolina
$42,590
$31,610 15,680
52 Florida
$41,970
$27,700 36,820
53 Guam
$37,140
$31,200 400
54 Puerto Rico
$24,920
$17,320 1,420
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