Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, electrician graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $99,517, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,867. The median grad salary is $54,519.

Electrician graduate salaries over time

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for electrician graduates

The highest paying career for electrician graduates is electrician, with top salaries averaging around $43,279.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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