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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2111 Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).


National estimates for Electricians
Industry profile for Electricians
Geographic profile for Electricians

National estimates for Electricians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electricians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
656,510 0.9 % $ 29.59 $ 61,550 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electricians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.26 $ 20.57 $ 27.36 $ 36.24 $ 47.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,810 $ 42,790 $ 56,900 $ 75,380 $ 98,720


Industry profile for Electricians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electricians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electricians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 477,560 21.84 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Employment Services 21,160 0.66 $ 26.20 $ 54,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,780 0.26 $ 34.36 $ 71,470
Utility System Construction 11,290 2.03 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
Nonresidential Building Construction 9,710 1.20 $ 30.42 $ 63,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 477,560 21.84 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Coal Mining 2,260 5.24 $ 30.03 $ 62,470
Ship and Boat Building 4,730 3.45 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Metal Ore Mining 1,290 3.18 $ 32.66 $ 67,940
Tobacco Manufacturing 310 3.17 $ 35.30 $ 73,420

Top paying industries for Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 640 0.60 $ 51.09 $ 106,280
Land Subdivision (8) (8) $ 47.97 $ 99,780
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 $ 44.84 $ 93,260
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 360 0.31 $ 44.82 $ 93,230
General Merchandise Stores 50 (7) $ 42.77 $ 88,970


Geographic profile for Electricians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electricians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electricians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 71,010 4.32 0.92 $ 36.49 $ 75,900
Texas 60,890 5.03 1.07 $ 24.69 $ 51,350
Florida 41,900 4.96 1.05 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
New York 36,310 4.18 0.89 $ 39.11 $ 81,340
Ohio 23,430 4.56 0.97 $ 26.30 $ 54,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,660 10.15 2.15 $ 29.56 $ 61,480
North Dakota 3,550 8.87 1.88 $ 32.34 $ 67,270
Utah 10,370 6.96 1.48 $ 24.64 $ 51,250
Colorado 17,930 6.96 1.47 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Idaho 4,950 6.89 1.46 $ 24.77 $ 51,520




Top paying states for Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 23,410 4.16 0.88 $ 39.25 $ 81,650
New York 36,310 4.18 0.89 $ 39.11 $ 81,340
Hawaii 3,180 5.54 1.17 $ 38.12 $ 79,280
District of Columbia 1,270 1.84 0.39 $ 38.00 $ 79,030
Oregon 9,830 5.44 1.15 $ 36.56 $ 76,040





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electricians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 36,580 4.14 0.88 $ 40.48 $ 84,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 23,760 4.08 0.86 $ 37.25 $ 77,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 18,630 5.19 1.10 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,150 4.16 0.88 $ 40.50 $ 84,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,700 5.29 1.12 $ 25.57 $ 53,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,240 4.38 0.93 $ 31.72 $ 65,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,430 4.96 1.05 $ 22.68 $ 47,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,020 4.62 0.98 $ 34.07 $ 70,860
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 11,080 7.60 1.61 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,840 5.14 1.09 $ 23.86 $ 49,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electricians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 1,610 15.77 3.34 $ 28.10 $ 58,450
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 700 15.23 3.23 $ 42.22 $ 87,820
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 1,820 12.88 2.73 $ 27.08 $ 56,330
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,110 12.81 2.71 $ 32.19 $ 66,960
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 640 12.30 2.61 $ 24.24 $ 50,430
Casper, WY 450 12.20 2.59 $ 27.36 $ 56,910
Albany, OR 520 12.13 2.57 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Mobile, AL 1,880 11.07 2.35 $ 23.94 $ 49,800
Kennewick-Richland, WA 1,230 10.80 2.29 $ 37.89 $ 78,820
Midland, TX 1,020 10.26 2.17 $ 28.94 $ 60,200