Electrician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Electrician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $76,440
Alabama $45,930
Arkansas $39,627
Arizona $38,386
California $64,260
Colorado $54,980
Connecticut $58,890
District of Columbia $78,260
Delaware $56,920
Florida $45,240
Georgia $48,800
Guam $37,540
Hawaii $74,872
Iowa $48,743
Idaho $48,840
Illinois $54,002
Indiana $51,387
Kansas $49,224
Kentucky $45,205
Louisiana $50,480
Massachusetts $68,030
Maryland $54,150
Maine $54,850
Michigan $59,940
Minnesota $66,915
Missouri $63,290
Mississippi $49,540
Montana $58,280
North Carolina $43,110
North Dakota $60,520
Nebraska $48,010
New Hampshire $54,460
New Jersey $64,290
New Mexico $48,900
Nevada $59,210
New York $70,990
Ohio $52,170
Oklahoma $49,120
Oregon $70,970
Pennsylvania $50,972
Puerto Rico $25,370
Rhode Island $59,070
South Carolina $43,730
South Dakota $44,560
Tennessee $49,260
Texas $50,980
Utah $55,440
Virginia $48,650
Virgin Islands $50,580
Vermont $50,850
Washington $65,650
Wisconsin $61,620
West Virginia $54,120
Wyoming $59,050

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 tile and marble setters but more than construction painters.

Career Median Salary
Tile and marble setter salary $43K
Stonemason salary $43K
Drywall and ceiling tile installer salary $41K
Pipelayer salary $39K
HVAC technician salary $40K
Electrician salary $40K
Maintenance worker salary $39K
Carpenter salary $39K
Roofer salary $37K
Construction painter salary $35K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)