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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $80,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electricians is $37,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.95% 11.34%
2.70% -
2.17% -
2.16% -
2.90% -
- -

Compare Electricians Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 106 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 $73,490. The lowest paying industry is the other wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $38,110). For detailed electricians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Animal Food Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Textile Furnishings Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Other Textile Product Mills
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing

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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