Electrician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$50,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nabors Drilling USA, LP
Highest Paying City
Richmond, CA
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does an electrician make?
Electricians in the US make on average $50,334 annually or $24.2 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $68,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 per year. Manufacturing companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Electrician jobs are New York, Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The typical employment for an Electrician is 4.3 years.

Average Electrician Salary By Location

Across America, Electricians make on average $50,334 annually or $24.2 hourly. The top city when it comes to Electrician salaries is Richmond, CA at $65,829 per year. The average starting salary in Richmond, CA for Electricians is $42,000. New York, Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Electricians. Hawaii, South Carolina, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida are the lowest earners.

Map of Electrician Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Electrician Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries an Electrician makes. Manufacturing companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Nabors Drilling USA, LP or Occidental Petroleum will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Clear Channel Communications report highly competitive salaries for Electricians.

Average Electrician Pay By Industry

Wages for Electricians can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Energy companies, Manufacturing companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Electricians. Energy companies pay their Electricians the highest wages, averaging $54,168 per year. Manufacturing companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $51,065 and $50,713, respectively. The types of companies that pay Electricians the least are in the Construction industry, where the average annual salary is $48,600.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$54,168
$54k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$51,065
$51k
Technology
Technology
$50,713
$51k
Retail
Retail
$50,581
$51k
Transportation
Transportation
$50,505
$51k
Construction
Construction
$48,600
$49k

Electrician Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Electrician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Electrician can range from $31,161 to $56,566 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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Date Added
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