The average salary for an electrician in the United States is around $36,544 per year.
This is 41% below the national average. Updated in 2018.
Electricians earn an average yearly salary of $36,544. Wages typically start from $33,464 and go up to $46,082.
Electrician earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Electrician salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$78,260|
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?
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)