Updated August 22, 2022

Average Electrician Salary

$48,850yearly

$23.49 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$48,850
Median
$73,000
90 %

How much does an Electrician make?

Electricians make $48,850 per year on average, or $23.49 per hour, in the United States. Electricians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $73,000.

Location impacts how much an electrician can expect to make. Electricians make the most in Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, and North Dakota.

Highest Paying States For Electricians

The darker areas on the map show where electricians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Electrician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Alaska$80,537$38.7252
2North Dakota$68,880$33.1243
3Oregon$67,675$32.54210
4Vermont$71,064$34.1735
5Montana$63,271$30.4272
6Connecticut$64,558$31.04165
7Washington$77,661$37.34234
8Hawaii$65,883$31.6752
9Massachusetts$71,067$34.17285
10Wyoming$55,128$26.5039
11Michigan$55,121$26.50324
12Rhode Island$58,706$28.2239
13Maine$50,318$24.1997
14Wisconsin$58,223$27.99164
15Minnesota$61,689$29.66127
16Nevada$55,175$26.5377
17New York$63,263$30.41335
18District of Columbia$60,197$28.9458
19California$63,447$30.50826
20West Virginia$49,758$23.9264
21Pennsylvania$56,196$27.02330
22New Jersey$62,137$29.87188
23Delaware$52,414$25.2049
24New Hampshire$57,043$27.4247
25Virginia$48,249$23.20538
26Ohio$50,920$24.48320
27Illinois$57,310$27.55260
28Maryland$50,360$24.21265
29Utah$44,271$21.28148
30Indiana$49,272$23.69199
31Colorado$47,619$22.89241
32Idaho$45,440$21.8562
33Missouri$49,306$23.70175
34South Dakota$42,138$20.2646
35New Mexico$44,801$21.5475
36Iowa$45,877$22.06118
37Louisiana$37,698$18.12177
38Kentucky$44,053$21.18111
39Tennessee$39,694$19.08228
40North Carolina$37,639$18.10437
41Nebraska$40,237$19.3483
42South Carolina$36,052$17.33234
43Georgia$41,615$20.01340
44Kansas$40,022$19.2496
45Texas$39,533$19.01679
46Arizona$42,941$20.64165
47Oklahoma$36,322$17.46121
48Alabama$34,936$16.80184
49Florida$34,509$16.59608
50Mississippi$34,433$16.5573
51Arkansas$33,269$15.9962

Highest Paying Cities For Electricians

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$78,200$37.60
2Springfield, MA$71,161$34.21
3Richmond, CA$70,913$34.09
4Portland, OR$67,981$32.68
5Urban Honolulu, HI$65,929$31.70
6Buffalo, NY$64,013$30.78
7Washington, DC$60,228$28.96
8Milwaukee, WI$58,009$27.89
9Chicago, IL$57,776$27.78
10York, PA$55,804$26.83
11Detroit, MI$55,212$26.54
12Las Vegas, NV$54,183$26.05
13Cleveland, OH$52,976$25.47
14Cheyenne, WY$52,368$25.18
15Baltimore, MD$50,651$24.35

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Springfield, MA
  3. Richmond, CA
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Urban Honolulu, HI

Electrician Salary Details

Average Electrician Salary Graph
Average Electrician Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Electrician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35
75th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29
Average$48,850$4,071$23
25th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Plumber Helper$43,893$3,658$21.1021,963
Journeyman$57,682$4,807$27.7313,953
Plumber$55,337$4,611$26.6012,307
Apprentice$37,107$3,092$17.8413,014
Commercial And Industrial Electrician$46,340$3,862$22.2848,589
Electrical Apprentice$37,081$3,090$17.8339,967

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Fluor Corporation Jobs (212)
  2. M.C. Dean Jobs (146)
  3. Helix Electric Jobs (95)
  4. Ardent Services Jobs (97)
  5. Aerotek Jobs (308)

Which Companies Pay Electricians The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, PBF Energy and Pacific Gas and Electric are the highest paying companies for electricians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1PBF Energy$99,900$48.033
2Pacific Gas and Electric$99,606$47.89
3Micron Technology$97,195$46.73
4General Motors$95,972$46.1413
5REV Group$95,240$45.7927
6Ameresco$95,077$45.7125
7City of Detroit$95,041$45.695
8City of San Jos$94,392$45.38
9Amazon$94,286$45.331
10NV Energy$93,900$45.141
11Constellation Energy Partners$93,403$44.912
12City of Los Angeles$92,886$44.663
13Wabtec Corporation$92,535$44.496
14City of Seattle$92,492$44.472
15City of San Antonio$92,459$44.45
16City of Roanoke, Virginia - Government$91,153$43.822
17SMUD$90,502$43.511
18City of Louisville$87,309$41.983
19Arizona Public Service$86,691$41.685
20Nabors Industries$86,593$41.639

How Much Do Electricians Make In Different Industries?

Electrician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the automotive, construction, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for electricians. For example, electricians make a whopping average salary of $55,371 while working in the automotive industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $54,317 in the construction industry and $51,365 in the manufacturing industry.

Electricians may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $47,646.

Highest Paying Industries For Electricians

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Automotive$55,371$26.62
2Construction$54,317$26.11
3Manufacturing$51,365$24.69
4Energy$51,035$24.54
5Government$49,503$23.80
6Professional$47,646$22.91

High Paying Electrician Jobs

Electrician Salary Trends

The salary for an electrician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Electrician Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$31,200$14.98
Mid Level$40,600$19.50
Senior Level$57,700$27.73

Average Electrician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Electrician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$48,900$23.49+1.3%
    2021$48,200$23.19+1.8%
    2020$47,400$22.78+2.0%
    2019$46,500$22.33+2.6%
    2018$45,300$21.76+1.6%

    Recently Added Electrician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianSan Diego, CA07/26/2022$50,088
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianCheyenne, WY07/26/2022$52,175
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianSan Antonio, TX07/26/2022$31,305
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianManchester, NH07/26/2022$41,740
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianSioux Falls, SD07/26/2022$41,740
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianDenver, CO07/26/2022$35,479
    Bay Corrugated Container Inc.ElectricianMonroe, MI07/26/2022$52,175
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianMilwaukee, WI07/26/2022$73,045
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianBaltimore, MD07/26/2022$48,001
    Tradesmen InternationalElectricianVirginia Beach, VA07/26/2022$31,305

    Electrician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Electricians the most?

    Alaska pays Electricians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $80,537 per year, or $38.72 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Electrician?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Electrician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $77,661 per year.

    What type of Electrician gets paid the most?

    Industrial Electrician gets paid the most. Industrial Electrician made a median salary of $62,533. The best-paid 10 percent make $72,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $54,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Electrician?

    A good starting salary for an electrician is $38,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an electrician in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for electricians is $53,771, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an electrician can vary by state.

    How much does an electrician make after 10 years?

    What an electrician makes after 10 years in the workplace depends on what field they are working in, the location, and ambition. Wage increases working for companies may require renegotiating terms and requesting a raise, in contrast to government work, which has built-in annual raises.

    What is the highest-paying electrician job?

    The highest paying electrician job is a chief electrician on an offshore oil rig. This supervising position starts between $83,000 and $87,000 and can easily go to $100,000 or more.

    Any job on an offshore oil rig is demanding, with long hours working outdoors, isolated in the ocean. It can be dangerous, and the schedule takes you away from home and family. Proper compensation is important.

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