Salary for Electricians

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Also known as:  Chief Electrician, Control Electrician, Electrical Maintenance Worker, Electrical Sign Wirer, House Wirer, Licensed Electrician, Lighting Fixture Installer, Marine Electrician, Master Electrician, Solar Photovoltaic Electrician

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An electrician installs and maintains the electrical system in residential homes and other buildings. Electrical work is not as dangerous as many types of construction work, although electrical shocks and burns are fairly common. Electricians must also work in all types of weather and stand for long periods of time, which can be strenuous. Few employers will require a formal education to become a practicing electrician, though almost all employers will require a high school diploma or GED. Most states require that electricians have a formal license to practice. Many learn through an apprentice program, and others go to trade schools.

A Electrician can get salaries in a range of $32,590 to $64,600 based on education and experience. usually get an average wage of fourty-eight thousand and twenty dollars per annum.

have the best average pay in Illinois, where they can receive an average salary rate of approximately $81,650. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Information, where they earn an average pay rate of $81,690.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.59 percent nationwide in that time.

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INDUSTRIES

Electricians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Information
$81,690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$73,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$69,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$68,960
Public Administration
$67,910

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$40,520
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$45,220
Construction
$48,370
Utilities
$48,970
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$54,470
Accommodation and Food Services
$60,900