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How Much Does an Electrician Earn In The United States?

Electrician Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$53,000
$37,000
$53,000
$77,000
Electricians in the United States make an average salary of $53,879 per year or $25.9 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level electrician salary is roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, automotive, and construction companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Hawaii provide the highest electrician salaries.
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Where Electricians Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Electricians Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Washington and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for electricians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Mississippi, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
Location
City
Average Salary

Puyallup, WA

Salary Range61k - 99k$78k$78,118

Richmond, CA

Salary Range58k - 93k$74k$73,850

Eugene, OR

Salary Range55k - 90k$71k$70,590
Urban Honolulu, HI
Salary Range63k - 76k$70k$69,633
New York, NY
Salary Range54k - 82k$67k$67,112
Washington, DC
Salary Range46k - 70k$58k$57,608

Allentown, PA

Salary Range46k - 70k$57k$57,263
Aurora, CO
Salary Range44k - 70k$56k$55,947

Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range43k - 71k$56k$55,741
Milwaukee, WI
Salary Range43k - 70k$56k$55,563
$34k
$99k

High Paying Electrician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Electricians The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as an electrician, being employed by a company such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company or City of Cincinnati would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like City of Los Angeles and Shell Energy North America also report highly competitive salaries for electricians.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Salary Range87k - 100k$94k$93,624
City of Cincinnati
Salary Range76k - 104k$89k$89,276
City of Los Angeles
Salary Range76k - 104k$89k$88,959
Shell Energy North America
Salary Range78k - 100k$88k$88,460
Tennessee Valley Authority
Salary Range79k - 96k$88k$87,724
Sarasota County
Salary Range74k - 102k$88k$87,519
State of Hawaii
Salary Range71k - 100k$85k$84,714
Ballard County
Salary Range71k - 97k$84k$83,584
ABCO
Salary Range76k - 90k$83k$83,260
Ameresco
Salary Range71k - 90k$81k$80,731
$63k
$104k

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    How Much Do Electricians Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, electrician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, automotive, and construction companies tend to offer much higher salaries for electricians. For example, electricians make a whopping average salary of $68,090 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $65,423 at automotive companies and $59,874 at construction companies. But electricians may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $39,780.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range57k - 81k$68k$68,090

    Automotive

    Salary Range55k - 77k$65k$65,423

    Construction

    Salary Range50k - 71k$60k$59,874

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range50k - 67k$58k$58,186

    Retail

    Salary Range48k - 67k$57k$57,201

    Energy

    Salary Range47k - 65k$56k$55,642

    Government

    Salary Range30k - 51k$40k$39,780
    $30k
    $81k

    How Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

    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.

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