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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electricians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
650,580 0.8 % $ 30.44 $ 63,310 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electricians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.80 $ 22.55 $ 28.87 $ 37.19 $ 47.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,020 $ 46,900 $ 60,040 $ 77,350 $ 99,800


Industry profile for Electricians:

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 479,810 21.38 $ 30.14 $ 62,680
Employment Services 22,350 0.64 $ 24.20 $ 50,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 14,190 0.26 $ 35.50 $ 73,840
Utility System Construction 9,760 1.81 $ 33.39 $ 69,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 9,680 1.24 $ 30.31 $ 63,040

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 479,810 21.38 $ 30.14 $ 62,680
Coal Mining 1,770 4.82 $ 36.30 $ 75,500
Ship and Boat Building 4,960 3.43 $ 26.56 $ 55,250
Metal Ore Mining 1,210 2.97 $ 34.30 $ 71,340
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,980 2.53 $ 28.85 $ 60,000

Top paying industries for Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 850 0.77 $ 50.44 $ 104,920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 390 0.51 $ 48.91 $ 101,740
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 45.80 $ 95,260
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.20 $ 45.53 $ 94,710
Scheduled Air Transportation 230 0.06 $ 44.50 $ 92,550


Geographic profile for Electricians:

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.



Map of employment of electricians by state, May 2021


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 65,870 3.98 0.86 $ 36.48 $ 75,870
Texas 52,580 4.30 0.93 $ 25.52 $ 53,080
Florida 41,130 4.78 1.04 $ 23.60 $ 49,080
New York 39,760 4.59 0.99 $ 39.28 $ 81,700
Ohio 23,890 4.59 0.99 $ 27.94 $ 58,120


Map of location quotient of electricians by state, May 2021


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 2,190 8.41 1.82 $ 30.35 $ 63,120
North Dakota 2,780 7.03 1.52 $ 32.57 $ 67,750
Colorado 17,430 6.65 1.44 $ 28.10 $ 58,440
Utah 10,100 6.50 1.41 $ 27.50 $ 57,200
Idaho 4,630 6.11 1.32 $ 25.09 $ 52,180


Map of annual mean wages of electricians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 21,050 3.75 0.81 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
New York 39,760 4.59 0.99 $ 39.28 $ 81,700
Oregon 9,530 5.22 1.13 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Alaska 1,660 5.62 1.22 $ 38.45 $ 79,980
New Jersey 17,570 4.56 0.99 $ 38.43 $ 79,940



Map of employment of electricians by area, May 2021


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 41,270 4.76 1.03 $ 40.90 $ 85,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,660 3.44 0.74 $ 34.83 $ 72,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,610 3.69 0.80 $ 41.64 $ 86,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 15,210 4.24 0.92 $ 25.59 $ 53,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,220 4.51 0.98 $ 32.85 $ 68,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,990 5.02 1.09 $ 36.95 $ 76,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,810 4.42 0.96 $ 26.96 $ 56,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,300 5.34 1.16 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,100 4.53 0.98 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 10,980 6.09 1.32 $ 32.19 $ 66,960


Map of location quotient of electricians by area, May 2021


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)
Kokomo, IN 500 13.97 3.02 (8) (8)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 710 13.68 2.96 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,070 12.35 2.67 $ 31.39 $ 65,290
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 1,770 12.14 2.63 $ 27.41 $ 57,010
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 520 11.00 2.38 $ 40.58 $ 84,400
Lewiston, ID-WA 260 9.42 2.04 $ 37.07 $ 77,110
Mobile, AL 1,490 9.20 1.99 $ 23.98 $ 49,890
Casper, WY 320 8.86 1.92 $ 29.49 $ 61,330
Lake Charles, LA 800 8.83 1.91 $ 26.65 $ 55,440
Baton Rouge, LA 3,220 8.76 1.90 $ 27.65 $ 57,520