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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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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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.


Electricians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Accommodation and Food Services
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