Occupation Snapshot | Electricians, 2015-2019 | August 2021
Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes and may install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
As of May 2019, there were 688,620 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $29.02 and the average annual wage was $60,370.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for this occupation, there were 7,400 nonfatal injury and illness cases requiring days away from work during 2019. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 122.2.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 68 for electricians during 2019, compared to 80 during 2018.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII and CFOI program concepts and definitions see the SOII Handbook of Methods and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: August 5, 2021