Electricians Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of electricians in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare electricians salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Electricians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,790
25th Percentile Wage
$38,150
50th Percentile Wage
$51,010
75th Percentile Wage
$68,280
90th Percentile Wage
$91,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electricians is $91,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electricians is $30,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electricians in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,0101.67%5.45%
201550,1601.61%-
201449,3501.16%-
201348,7801.13%-
201248,230--

Compare Electricians Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 18 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for electricians occupations is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $61,220. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $42,580). For detailed electricians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,220
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$58,920
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,190
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$57,690
Utility System Construction
$57,170
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$57,010
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$53,190
Nonresidential Building Construction
$51,900
Roofing Contractors
$51,000
Building Equipment Contractors
$50,930
Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,920
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$50,890
Construction of Buildings
$50,270
Building Finishing Contractors
$49,740
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$49,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,360
Residential Building Construction
$44,170
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$42,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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