The 10 States With The Highest Electrician Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do electricians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for electricians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for electricians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for electricians after this adjustment? That would be Electricians.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Illinois
  2. Minnesota
  3. Missouri
  4. Michigan
  5. Indiana
  6. Washington
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Wyoming
  9. North Dakota
  10. Wisconsin

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for electricians from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $69320, so our index value would be:

$69,320 * (100 / 135.9) = $51,008

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for electricians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Electrician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Illinois $80,147 $75,820 94.6
2 Minnesota $69,851 $70,410 100.8
3 Missouri $67,323 $60,860 90.4
4 Michigan $66,393 $59,090 89.0
5 Indiana $65,988 $59,060 89.5
6 Washington $65,247 $68,640 105.2
7 Pennsylvania $64,980 $65,890 101.4
8 Wyoming $64,705 $59,400 91.8
9 North Dakota $63,641 $63,260 99.4
10 Wisconsin $62,117 $60,130 96.8
11 Kansas $61,112 $54,940 89.9
12 Nevada $60,425 $62,420 103.3
13 Oregon $59,974 $69,330 115.6
14 Oklahoma $59,450 $53,030 89.2
15 New York $59,396 $77,810 131.0
16 New Jersey $58,785 $71,660 121.9
17 Iowa $58,637 $53,360 91.0
18 Kentucky $58,629 $53,060 90.5
19 Montana $58,521 $58,990 100.8
20 Alaska $58,222 $76,330 131.1
21 Utah $58,193 $54,120 93.0
22 Delaware $58,076 $58,890 101.4
23 Mississippi $57,671 $49,540 85.9
24 West Virginia $57,216 $53,440 93.4
25 Ohio $56,641 $53,130 93.8
26 Tennessee $56,610 $50,610 89.4
27 Texas $56,207 $50,980 90.7
28 Georgia $55,295 $50,540 91.4
29 Nebraska $55,098 $50,470 91.6
30 Louisiana $55,063 $52,200 94.8
31 Idaho $54,473 $50,170 92.1
32 Colorado $53,468 $55,500 103.8
33 New Mexico $52,901 $51,050 96.5
34 Alabama $52,182 $47,590 91.2
35 California $51,008 $69,320 135.9
36 Massachusetts $50,997 $68,030 133.4
37 Virginia $50,882 $51,290 100.8
38 Arkansas $50,114 $43,650 87.1
39 Arizona $48,928 $47,950 98.0
40 Maine $48,438 $53,670 110.8
41 Rhode Island $47,738 $57,620 120.7
42 North Carolina $47,007 $44,140 93.9
43 New Hampshire $46,675 $54,610 117.0
44 Connecticut $46,593 $59,500 127.7
45 Florida $46,022 $45,240 98.3
46 Maryland $45,386 $56,960 125.5
47 Hawaii $45,151 $75,810 167.9
48 South Carolina $45,080 $44,720 99.2
49 South Dakota $43,866 $45,490 103.7
50 Vermont $42,477 $51,440 121.1
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