Electrician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Electrician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $43,257
New York $40,430
California $42,082
Texas $37,973
Florida $36,184
Virginia $32,500
Illinois $35,500
Colorado $33,000
North Carolina $27,000

How much does an Electrician earn?

Electricians will always be in great demand. New technologies pop up on a regular basis. Besides, there are still huge areas that are not covered in electricity, so the expansion is very likely to last for many decades.

Electricians typically earn more than other trades, even more than plumbers, carpenters, and bricklayers. The top 10 percent of electricians earned at least $82,680 per year. More than 69 percent of the electricians in the United States worked in the building equipment contractors industry where they earned average annual salaries of $52,600. Those who worked in the business schools and computer and management training industry were highly compensated with average salaries of $79,250 per year.

An oilfield electrician might earn up to $80,000 a year. On a different note, field service electricians make up to $102,000. Other general salaries for electricians may include: $45,000 for electrician control technicians, $50,000 for road electricians, and $25,000 for rig electricians.

How do electrician salaries compare to similar careers?

Electricians earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than maintenance workers but more than cabinetmakers.

Career Median Salary
Maintenance worker salary $32K
Pipelayer salary $38K
Cement mason salary $36K
Tile and marble setter salary $33K
Surveyor salary $39K
Electrician salary $36K
HVAC technician salary $34K
Plumber salary $35K
Woodworker salary $31K
Cabinetmaker salary $29K