Salary Guide: Electricians

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Electricians install and repair electrical fixtures and ensure that electrical equipment and wiring are up to code. Nationwide there are over 500,000 Electricians who earn an average salary of $51,810.

Electricians generally learn their trade through apprenticeship programs.

Electricians generally learn their trade through apprenticeship programs. These programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction and can be pursued at vocational schools, technical institutes and community colleges. Most stats require electricians to be licensed but requirements vary from state to state.

Find out more about Electrician programs in your area.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $41,030
Alaska: $69,010
Arizona: $44,280
Arkansas: $40,880
California: $59,650
Colorado: $47,850
Connecticut: $55,120
Delaware: $48,390
District of Columbia: $59,320
Florida: $40,320
Georgia: $42,910
Hawaii: $67,990
Idaho: $45,400
Illinois: $68,430
Indiana: $53,880
Iowa: $46,760
Kansas: $45,990
Kentucky: $45,230
Louisiana: $43,930
Maine: $45,150
Maryland: $52,890
Massachusetts: $58,690
Michigan: $54,510
Minnesota: $58,380
Mississippi: $40,380
Missouri: $56,860
Montana: $50,460
Nebraska: $44,460
Nevada: $58,970
New Hampshire: $46,870
New Jersey: $66,850
New Mexico: $46,390
New York: $67,690
North Carolina: $38,470
North Dakota: $46,910
Ohio: $48,900
Oklahoma: $41,490
Oregon: $64,260
Pennsylvania: $55,940
Rhode Island: $49,600
South Carolina: $39,910
South Dakota: $42,160
Tennessee: $42,910
Texas: $42,720
Utah: $44,340
Vermont: $41,970
Virginia: $45,860
Washington: $61,920
West Virginia: $47,980
Wisconsin: $52,530
Wyoming: $51,090

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $76,510
2. Los Angeles: $57,900
3. Chicago: $73,480
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $42,850
5. Philadelphia: $69,890
6. Houston: $45,950
7. Washington DC: $54,330
8. Miami: $42,090
9. Atlanta: $44,410
10. Boston: $58,920
11. San Francisco: $76,560
12. Detroit: $58,410
13. Riverside: $53,290
14. Phoenix: $45,840
15. Seattle: $68,830
16. Minneapolis: $63,410
17. San Diego: $51,500
18. St. Louis: $64,340
19. Tampa: $38,510
20. Baltimore: $49,790

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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