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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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. 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electricians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |