Electrician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Electrician salary by state

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

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 brickmasons but more than stonemasons.

Career Median Salary
Brickmason salary $51K
Gaffer salary $36K
Explosives worker salary $50K
HVAC technician salary $45K
Plasterer salary $44K
Electrician salary $43K
Drywall and ceiling tile installer salary $44K
Tile and marble setter salary $42K
Cement mason salary $43K
Stonemason salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)