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
$31,310
25th Percentile Wage
$38,850
50th Percentile Wage
$52,380
75th Percentile Wage
$70,350
90th Percentile Wage
$93,910

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 $93,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electricians is $31,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electricians in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,380
2.62% 7.92%
2016
$51,010
1.67% -
2015
$50,160
1.61% -
2014
$49,350
1.16% -
2013
$48,780
1.13% -
2012
$48,230
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Compare Electricians Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 20 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 poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry with an annual salary $81,880. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $43,830). For detailed electricians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$81,880
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$63,450
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$63,270
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$59,110
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$58,550
Utility System Construction
$58,280
Building Finishing Contractors
$56,590
Nonresidential Building Construction
$54,880
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$54,140
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$53,710
Construction of Buildings
$53,510
Roofing Contractors
$52,520
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$52,390
Building Equipment Contractors
$52,220
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$52,190
Specialty Trade Contractors
$52,170
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$50,620
Residential Building Construction
$48,360
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$45,910
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$43,830

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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