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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Electricians Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,800
25th Percentile Wage
$39,570
50th Percentile Wage
$52,720
75th Percentile Wage
$69,670
90th Percentile Wage
$90,420

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 $90,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,800. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201652,7201.59%5.46%
201551,8801.48%-
201451,1101.17%-
201350,5101.33%-
201249,840--

Table 2. Electricians Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electricians in 19 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 information sector with an annual salary $75,650. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $47,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$75,650
Utilities
$74,550
Finance and Insurance
$65,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,250
Mining
$61,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,950
Manufacturing
$57,330
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,490
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,260
Educational Services
$53,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$53,230
Construction
$51,010
Wholesale Trade
$50,650
Retail Trade
$47,480
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,420

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 $23,930 to $79,340. The highest paying state for electricians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $79,340. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,930. For more salary information of electricians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$79,340
Illinois
$77,860
Hawaii
$75,360
District of Columbia
$68,600
Oregon
$67,260
New York
$67,030
Minnesota
$66,250
Massachusetts
$63,880
California
$63,420
Washington
$63,340
New Jersey
$62,550
Missouri
$62,010
Nevada
$60,150
Montana
$59,220
Wisconsin
$58,310
Wyoming
$58,190
Michigan
$58,080
North Dakota
$58,020
Connecticut
$57,480
Indiana
$56,930
Pennsylvania
$55,470
Delaware
$54,430
Utah
$52,600
Rhode Island
$52,540
Kansas
$52,410
Iowa
$51,850
New Hampshire
$51,690
Maryland
$50,590
Ohio
$50,510
West Virginia
$50,260
Kentucky
$50,100
Colorado
$49,400
Mississippi
$49,150
Louisiana
$48,930
Oklahoma
$48,810
New Mexico
$48,650
Virginia
$48,270
Vermont
$47,940
Maine
$47,770
Idaho
$47,530
Arizona
$47,340
Virgin Islands
$45,880
South Dakota
$45,410
Tennessee
$45,400
Nebraska
$45,260
Georgia
$45,250
Texas
$44,020
Alabama
$43,810
South Carolina
$42,340
North Carolina
$41,500
Arkansas
$41,290
Florida
$41,210
Guam
$36,780
Puerto Rico
$23,930


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