Electricians Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Electricians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,580
25th Percentile Wage
$45,580
50th Percentile Wage
$57,330
75th Percentile Wage
$70,350
90th Percentile Wage
$79,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $79,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electricians is $36,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,3302.70%9.58%
201555,7802.17%-
201454,5702.16%-
201353,3902.90%-
201251,840--

Compare Electricians Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 97 industries in the manufacturing 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 motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $72,540. The lowest paying industry is the other wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $39,760). For detailed electricians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$72,540
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$70,190
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$69,360
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$68,670
Beverage Manufacturing
$68,370
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,310
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$67,100
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$64,340
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$63,700
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$63,640
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$63,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$63,410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$63,410
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$63,250
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$62,370
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$62,360
Foundries
$62,010
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$61,700
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$60,910
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$60,770
Chemical Manufacturing
$60,740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$60,490
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,240
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$60,120
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$58,810
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$58,570
Paper Manufacturing
$58,370
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$58,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$57,890
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$57,880
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,660
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$57,640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$57,410
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$57,260
Other Food Manufacturing
$57,150
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$56,980
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$56,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$56,420
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$56,370
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$56,270
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$56,020
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$55,940
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$55,920
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$55,830
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$55,410
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,340
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$55,220
Hardware Manufacturing
$55,150
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$54,970
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$54,840
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$54,780
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$54,760
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$54,730
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$54,540
Forging and Stamping
$54,410
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,270
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,270
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$54,210
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$54,060
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$53,750
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$53,550
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$53,390
Food Manufacturing
$53,310
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$53,210
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$52,420
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$52,360
Ship and Boat Building
$51,940
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$51,870
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$51,590
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$51,260
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$50,900
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$50,410
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$50,220
Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,100
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$49,850
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$49,620
Machinery Manufacturing
$49,370
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$49,280
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$49,080
Textile Furnishings Mills
$48,400
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,250
Textile Mills
$48,000
Textile Product Mills
$47,850
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$47,340
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$47,270
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$46,100
Other Textile Product Mills
$45,330
Fabric Mills
$45,170
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$45,040
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$45,010
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$43,520
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$43,380
Machine Shops
$42,670
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$42,550
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$42,490
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$41,190
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$39,760

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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