Training Requirements for Electricians

Electricians need a high school diploma or equivalent and apprenticeship.

Degrees for Electricians
Percent
Less than High School 7.5
High School 37.7
Some College 31.5
Associates Degree 15.5
Bachelors Degree 6.6
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment Outlook for Electricians

This represents about 628,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 85,000 more electricians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 181,000 more.

Typical Income for Electricians

Hourly Income

On average,electricians make $27.24 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $15.29 $19.02 $25.35 $33.49 $43.47
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, electricians make $56,650 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $31,800 $39,570 $52,720 $69,670 $90,420
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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