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Electricians Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for electricians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electricians among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Electricians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,690
25th Percentile Wage
$43,280
50th Percentile Wage
$55,470
75th Percentile Wage
$73,960
90th Percentile Wage
$97,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.68
25th Percentile Wage
$20.81
50th Percentile Wage
$26.67
75th Percentile Wage
$35.56
90th Percentile Wage
$46.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for electricians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.79. The median hourly salary is $26.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,4703.24%11.12%
201553,6701.06%-
201453,1005.73%-
201350,0601.52%-
201249,300--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electricians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electricians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electricians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $39,500 to $69,850. The highest paying area for electricians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $69,850. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $64,540). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$69,850
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,540
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$64,500
Philadelphia
$63,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$60,180
Pittsburgh
$56,990
Erie
$55,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$53,810
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$53,490
Lebanon
$52,720
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,670
Johnstown
$52,660
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$51,870
Reading
$49,450
York-Hanover
$48,930
Altoona
$48,300
Lancaster
$46,440
Williamsport
$45,380
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,840
State College
$41,190
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,500


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