Electricians Salary Information

The salary statistics of electricians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of electricians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The electricians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Electricians Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,180
25th Percentile Wage
$40,320
50th Percentile Wage
$54,110
75th Percentile Wage
$71,430
90th Percentile Wage
$92,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electricians is $92,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,180. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,110
2.57% 7.89%
2016
$52,720
1.59% -
2015
$51,880
1.48% -
2014
$51,110
1.17% -
2013
$50,510
1.33% -
2012
$49,840
- -

Table 2. Electricians Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for electricians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $76,240. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $48,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$76,240
Information
$73,690
Finance and Insurance
$68,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$66,920
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,530
Mining
$63,160
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,820
Manufacturing
$58,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,020
Wholesale Trade
$55,250
Educational Services
$54,860
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,030
Construction
$52,380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$50,750
Retail Trade
$50,160
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Electricians by States

From the above tables we note that not only electricians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of electricians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,920 to $77,960. The highest paying state for electricians is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $77,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,920. For more salary information of electricians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$77,960
District of Columbia
$77,420
Illinois
$77,350
Alaska
$75,540
New York
$71,260
Minnesota
$70,260
Oregon
$69,910
Missouri
$64,750
California
$64,220
Massachusetts
$63,030
New Jersey
$62,420
Washington
$61,860
Montana
$59,940
Nevada
$59,850
North Dakota
$59,800
Wisconsin
$59,510
Delaware
$58,760
Indiana
$58,720
Michigan
$57,920
Wyoming
$57,470
Connecticut
$57,450
Rhode Island
$57,020
Pennsylvania
$56,890
West Virginia
$55,520
Kansas
$55,250
Utah
$54,290
Iowa
$53,550
New Hampshire
$53,470
Maryland
$52,480
Colorado
$52,340
Kentucky
$52,260
Vermont
$51,920
Mississippi
$50,700
Ohio
$50,280
Louisiana
$49,890
Maine
$49,690
Idaho
$49,370
Oklahoma
$49,040
New Mexico
$48,640
Virginia
$48,110
Texas
$47,380
Virgin Islands
$47,370
Arizona
$47,210
Nebraska
$46,750
Tennessee
$46,500
Georgia
$45,920
South Dakota
$44,580
Alabama
$44,440
Arkansas
$43,530
South Carolina
$43,390
North Carolina
$42,590
Florida
$41,970
Guam
$37,140
Puerto Rico
$24,920



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