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District of Columbia
$42.72
Washington
$42.61
Hawaii
$42.44
Illinois
$42.33
Oregon
$41.03
California
$40.54
New York
$40.17
Alaska
$39.50
Massachusetts
$39.35
Minnesota
$37.88
New Jersey
$37.76
Pennsylvania
$35.15
North Dakota
$35.02
Wisconsin
$34.65
Maryland
$33.22
Connecticut
$33.18
Rhode Island
$33.10
Nevada
$33
Indiana
$32.91
Wyoming
$32.69
Missouri
$32.62
Michigan
$31.67
West Virginia
$31.58
Montana
$31.22
Maine
$31.21
Virginia
$31.12
Ohio
$30.94
Delaware
$30.93
Iowa
$30.68
Colorado
$30.17
Kansas
$29.85
New Hampshire
$29.22
Nebraska
$28.79
Utah
$28.73
Oklahoma
$28.72
Arizona
$28.57
New Mexico
$28.31
Kentucky
$28.18
Louisiana
$27.88
Georgia
$27.85
Tennessee
$27.74
Mississippi
$27.39
South Dakota
$27.30
Texas
$27.09
Vermont
$27.02
South Carolina
$26.61
Idaho
$26.56
Alabama
$26.20
North Carolina
$25.78
Florida
$25.18
Arkansas
$23.94

Electrician Salary by State 2024

Electrician Salary by State 2024

There are a lot of people who are interested in going to trade school, and one of the most popular options is to become an electrician. In general, the average salary of an electrician in the United States is $60,040 according to 2021 wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, this is an average. That means that there are plenty of people who make less than this amount of money, and there are lots of people who make more than this amount of money. There are a number of factors that will play a role in how much money someone makes as an electrician, and one of the most important factors is where someone lives.

Examples of Electrician Salaries By State

The average salary of an electrician can vary depending on where someone is located. For example, someone who lives in an area with a higher cost of living is likely to make more money than someone who lives in an area with a lower cost of living. As an example, the average salary for an electrician who starts a job in California is $71,140 while the average salary in Arkansas is $46,180. It is much more expensive to live in California than in Arkansas, so this difference makes sense.

State
Electrician Mean Hourly Wage 2023
District of Columbia$42.72
Washington$42.61
Hawaii$42.44
Illinois$42.33
Oregon$41.03
California$40.54
New York$40.17
Alaska$39.50
Massachusetts$39.35
Minnesota$37.88

The highest annual average salaries for electricians can be found in Illinois ($88,900), Oregon ($80,160), the District of Columbia ($80,160), Hawaii ($78,600), Alaska ($78,070), New York ($76,960), Washington ($76,710), and Massachusetts ($75,990).

The majority of states have an average annual salary for electricians between $48,000 and $70,000. The only states with salaries below this range are Delaware ($47,990), Florida ($47,750), South Carolina ($47,590), North Carolina ($47,310), Alabama ($47,040), and Arkansas ($46,180).

Does Experience Matter for the Salary of an Electrician?

In addition to the location, the experience will also play a role. Someone who has more experience as an electrician is likely to make significantly more money than someone who does not have any experience. For example, in New Jersey, the starting salary of a brand-new electrician in New Jersey is approximately $72,600 per year. Then, once that electrician gets a few years of experience, he or she should expect to make closer to $90,000 per year as an electrician. Experience definitely matters when it comes to the pay of an electrician.

How Can Electricians Make More Money?

There are a few ways that electricians can make more money. Even though experience matters, it can be helpful to go back to school to get additional certifications to work on different types of components. There are lots of different types of electrical systems, and if an electrician can get different types of certifications, they are qualified to handle a wide variety of jobs. This could make them more attractive to potential employers, and it could help them demand a higher salary. Electricians who are willing to stay in the field for a long time can qualify for significant pay raises.

Electrician Salary by State 2024

  • All data are in USD.
  • Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the corresponding hourly wage by 2,080 hours.

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State
Electrician Mean Hourly Wage 2023
Electrician Mean Yearly Wage 2023
Electrician Median Hourly Wage 2023
Electrician Median Yearly Wage 2023
District of Columbia$42.72$88,860$38.23$79,520
Washington$42.61$88,620$39.44$82,020
Hawaii$42.44$88,280$44.59$92,750
Illinois$42.33$88,040$45.72$95,090
Oregon$41.03$85,330$42.68$88,770
California$40.54$84,330$37.25$77,470
New York$40.17$83,550$37.23$77,430
Alaska$39.50$82,160$39.50$82,160
Massachusetts$39.35$81,840$39.02$81,170
Minnesota$37.88$78,790$37.52$78,050
New Jersey$37.76$78,530$32.81$68,250
Pennsylvania$35.15$73,100$31.59$65,700
North Dakota$35.02$72,850$36.60$76,120
Wisconsin$34.65$72,080$35.89$74,660
Maryland$33.22$69,100$30.30$63,030
Connecticut$33.18$69,010$34.38$71,500
Rhode Island$33.10$68,840$31.85$66,240
Nevada$33$68,650$29.07$60,460
Indiana$32.91$68,450$32.73$68,070
Wyoming$32.69$68,000$30.98$64,440
Missouri$32.62$67,850$30.11$62,640
Michigan$31.67$65,870$30.28$62,980
West Virginia$31.58$65,690$30.34$63,100
Montana$31.22$64,940$31.05$64,590
Maine$31.21$64,920$29.79$61,970
Virginia$31.12$64,730$29$60,320
Ohio$30.94$64,360$30.46$63,370
Delaware$30.93$64,340$29.32$60,990
Iowa$30.68$63,810$30.61$63,670
Colorado$30.17$62,760$29.25$60,850
Kansas$29.85$62,080$28.79$59,880
New Hampshire$29.22$60,780$29.46$61,270
Nebraska$28.79$59,890$28.68$59,660
Utah$28.73$59,760$28.79$59,890
Oklahoma$28.72$59,750$27.76$57,750
Arizona$28.57$59,420$29.06$60,440
New Mexico$28.31$58,880$26.92$56,000
Kentucky$28.18$58,610$27.47$57,140
Louisiana$27.88$57,990$28.49$59,260
Georgia$27.85$57,930$26.59$55,300
Tennessee$27.74$57,710$26.62$55,380
Mississippi$27.39$56,980$28.16$58,580
South Dakota$27.30$56,790$27.76$57,750
Texas$27.09$56,350$26.87$55,890
Vermont$27.02$56,190$27.32$56,830
South Carolina$26.61$55,360$24.98$51,950
Idaho$26.56$55,240$23.71$49,310
Alabama$26.20$54,490$24.76$51,500
North Carolina$25.78$53,610$24.49$50,950
Florida$25.18$52,380$24.10$50,120
Arkansas$23.94$49,800$23.31$48,480
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