Electrician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Electrician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $70,990
District of Columbia $78,260
Illinois $79,770
Hawaii $74,140
New Jersey $64,290
Minnesota $71,230
Oregon $70,970
California $64,260
Washington $65,650
Massachusetts $64,530
Pennsylvania $60,540
North Dakota $60,520
Nevada $59,210
Missouri $63,290
Wisconsin $61,620
Connecticut $58,890
Wyoming $59,050
Michigan $59,940
Indiana $56,990
Montana $58,280
Delaware $56,920
Rhode Island $59,070
Maryland $54,150
Virgin Islands $50,580
Colorado $54,980
Kansas $52,770
New Hampshire $54,460
Utah $55,440
Maine $54,850
West Virginia $54,120
Iowa $54,010
Ohio $52,170
Kentucky $52,150
Oklahoma $49,120
Louisiana $50,480
Vermont $50,850
Virginia $48,650
New Mexico $48,900
Texas $49,410
Tennessee $49,260
Georgia $48,800
Nebraska $48,010
Idaho $50,620
Mississippi $50,400
Arizona $46,620
Alabama $45,930
South Dakota $44,560
Florida $42,570
South Carolina $43,730
North Carolina $43,110
Arkansas $43,140
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 pipelayers but more than stone cutters.

Career Median Salary
Pipelayer salary $39K
Tile and marble setter salary $33K
Surveyor salary $39K
Maintenance worker salary $32K
Cement mason salary $35K
Electrician salary $37K
Woodworker salary $28K
HVAC technician salary $34K
Plumber salary $35K
Stone cutter salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)